2018A&A...610A..43R


Query : 2018A&A...610A..43R

2018A&A...610A..43R - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 610A, 43-43 (2018/2-1)

The diffuse molecular component in the nuclear bulge of the Milky Way.

RIQUELME D., BRONFMAN L., MAUERSBERGER R., FINGER R., HENKEL C., WILSON T.L. and CORTES-ZULETA P.

Abstract (from CDS):

Context. The bulk of the molecular gas in the central molecular zone (CMZ) of the Galactic center region shows warm kinetic temperatures, ranging from >20K in the coldest and densest regions (n∼104–5cm–3) up to more than 100K for densities of about n∼103cm–3. Recently, a more diffuse, hotter (n∼100cm–3, T∼250K) gas component was discovered through absorption observations of H3+. This component may be widespread in the Galactic center, and low density gas detectable in absorption may be present even outside the CMZ along sightlines crossing the extended bulge of the Galaxy.
Aim. We aim to observe and characterize diffuse and low density gas using observations of 3-mm molecular transitions seen in absorption.
Methods. Using the Atacama Large (sub)Millimeter Array (ALMA) we observed the absorption against the quasar J1744-312, which is located toward the Galactic bulge region at (l, b)=(-2.13, -1.0), but outside the main molecular complexes.
Results. ALMA observations in absorption against the J1744-312 quasar reveal a rich and complex chemistry in low density molecular and presumably diffuse clouds. We detected three velocity components at ∼0, -153, and -192km/s. The component at ∼0km/s could represent gas in the Galactic disk while the velocity components at -153, and -192km/s likely originate from the Galactic bulge. We detected 12 molecules in the survey, but only 7 in the Galactic bulge gas.

Abstract Copyright: © ESO 2018

Journal keyword(s): ISM: abundances - ISM: clouds - ISM: molecules - ISM: kinematics and dynamics - Galaxy: center - radio lines: ISM

Simbad objects: 10

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Number of rows : 10
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2024
#notes
1 NAME Taurus Complex SFR 04 41.0 +25 52           ~ 4412 0
2 TMC-1 MoC 04 41 45.9 +25 41 27           ~ 1673 0
3 QSO J1744-3116 Bla 17 44 23.57824 -31 16 36.2943           ~ 157 1
4 NAME Galactic Center reg 17 45 39.60213 -29 00 22.0000           ~ 14383 0
5 NAME Sgr B2N Mas 17 47 20.0000 -28 22 40.000           ~ 44 1
6 OH 000.66-00.03 Mas 17 47 20.12 -28 23 06.2           ~ 60 1
7 NAME Sgr B2 MoC 17 47 20.4 -28 23 07           ~ 2262 1
8 QSO B1830-211 Bla 18 33 39.9399138048 -21 03 39.368838780     18.70 21   ~ 671 1
9 NGC 7000 Cl* 20 58 47 +44 19.8           ~ 399 0
10 NAME Galactic Bulge reg ~ ~           ~ 4290 0

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