2010A&A...518L.117N


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2010A&A...518L.117N - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 518, L117-117 (2010/7-2)

First detection of the methylidyne cation (CH+) fundamental rotational line with the Herschel/SPIRE FTS.

NAYLOR D.A., DARTOIS E., HABART E., ABERGEL A., BALUTEAU J.-P., JONES S.C., POLEHAMPTON E., ADE P., ANDERSON L.D., ANDRE P., ARAB H., BERNARD J.-P., BLAGRAVE K., BONTEMPS S., BOULANGER F., COHEN M., COMPIEGNE M., COX P., DAVIS G., EMERY R., FULTON T., GRY C., HUANG M., JOBLIN C., KIRK J.M., LAGACHE G., LIM T., MADDEN S., MAKIWA G., MARTIN P., MIVILLE-DESCHENES M.-A., MOLINARI S., MOSELEY H., MOTTE F., OKUMURA K., PINHEIRO GONCALVES D., RODON J.A., RUSSEIL D., SARACENO P., SIDHER S., SPENCER L., SWINYARD B., WARD-THOMPSON D., WHITE G.J. and ZAVAGNO A.

Abstract (from CDS):

To follow the species chemistry arising in diverse sources of the Galaxy with Herschel. SPIRE FTS sparse sampled maps of the Orion bar & compact HII regions G29.96-0.02 and G32.80+0.19 have been analyzed. Beyond the wealth of atomic and molecular lines detected in the high-resolution spectra obtained with the FTS of SPIRE in the Orion Bar, one emission line is found to lie at the position of the fundamental rotational transition of CH+ as measured precisely in the laboratory by Pearson and Drouion. This coincidence suggests that it is the first detection of the fundamental rotational transition of CH+. This claim is strengthened by the observation of the lambda doublet transitions arising from its relative, CH, which are also observed in the same spectrum. The broad spectral coverage of the SPIRE FTS allows for the simultaneous measurement of these closely related chemically species, under the same observing conditions. The importance of these lines are discussed and a comparison with results obtained from models of the photon dominated region (PDR) of Orion are presented. The CH+ line also appears in absorption in the spectra of the two galactic compact HII regions G29.96-0.02 and G32.80+0.19, which is likely due to the presence of CH+ in the the cold neutral medium of the galactic plane. These detections will shed light on the formation processes and on the existence of CH+, which are still outstanding questions in astrophysics.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: molecules - evolution - ISM: general - space vehicles: instruments - techniques: spectroscopic

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Number of rows : 8

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
#notes
1 * tet01 Ori C ** 05 35 16.4664092288 -05 23 22.897102710 4.20 5.15 5.13 4.91 4.73 O7Vp 1289 1
2 NAME Orion Bright Bar reg 05 35 22.30 -05 24 33.0           ~ 738 0
3 * tet02 Ori A SB* 05 35 22.9022511214 -05 24 57.817182421 5.37 6.30 6.39 6.30 6.35 O9.5IVp 502 0
4 Mrk 231 Sy1 12 56 14.2340989340 +56 52 25.238555193   14.68 13.84     ~ 1811 3
5 NAME Sgr B2 MoC 17 47 20.4 -28 23 07           ~ 1965 1
6 GAL 029.96-00.02 Y*O 18 46 03.7 -02 39 21           ~ 336 1
7 GAL 032.80+00.19 HII 18 50 30 -00 02.0           ~ 34 0
8 NGC 7027 PN 21 07 01.8 +42 14 10   9.1 10.9     ~ 2348 1

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