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2018A&A...616L..10F - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 616, L10-10 (2018/8-1)

ALMA observations of RCW 120 Fragmentation at 0.01 pc scale.


Abstract (from CDS):

Context. Little is known about how high-mass stars form. Around 30% of the young high-mass stars in the Galaxy are observed at the edges of ionized (HII) regions. Therefore these are places of choice to study the earliest stages of high-mass star formation, especially toward the most massive condensations. High spatial resolution observations in the millimeter range might reveal how these stars form and how they assemble their mass.
Aims. We want to study the fragmentation process down to the 0.01pc scale in the most massive condensation (1700M) observed at the southwestern edge of the HII region RCW 120 where the most massive Herschel cores (∼124M in average) could form high-mass stars.
Methods. Using ALMA 3mm continuum observations toward the densest and most massive millimetric condensation (Condensation 1) of RCW 120, we used the getimages and getsources algorithms to extract the sources detected with ALMA and obtained their physical parameters. The fragmentation of the Herschel cores is discussed through their Jeans mass to understand the properties of these future stars.
Results. We extracted 18 fragments from the ALMA continuum observation at 3mm toward eight cores detected with Herschel, whose mass and deconvolved size range from 2M to 32M and from 1.6mpc to 28.8mpc, respectively. The low degree of fragmen- tation observed regarding thermal Jeans fragmentation suggests that the observed fragmentation is inconsistent with ideal gravitational fragmentation and other ingredients such as turbulence or magnetic fields should be added to explain this inconsistency. Finally, the range of the mass of the fragments indicates that the densest condensation of RCW 120 is a favorable place for the formation of high-mass stars with the presence of a probable UCHII region associated with the 27M Fragment 1 of Core 2.

Abstract Copyright: © ESO 2018

Journal keyword(s): H II regions - ISM: bubbles - photon-dominated region

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/616/L10): catalog.dat getimages.cfg getsources.cfg>

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Simbad objects: 8

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Number of rows : 8

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
1 SSTc2d J032536.4+304522 Y*O 03 25 36.49 +30 45 22.2           ~ 186 1
2 NAME OMC 1S PoC 05 35 14.5 -05 25 49           ~ 70 1
3 GRS G308.60 +00.60 HII 13 39.9 -61 45           ~ 93 0
4 NAME Ophiuchus Molecular Cloud SFR 16 28 06 -24 32.5           ~ 3027 0
5 SH 2-3 HII 17 12.4 -38 28           ~ 159 1
6 NGC 6334 HII 17 20 51 -36 06.9           ~ 585 0
7 [MSL2003] W43-MM1 cor 18 47 47.0 -01 54 28           ~ 95 0
8 NAME Aql Region reg ~ ~           ~ 304 0

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