Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 456, 2425-2445 (2016/March-1)
Star formation towards the southern cometary H II region IRAS 17256-3631.
VEENA V.S., VIG S., TEJ A., VARRICATT W.P., GHOSH S.K., CHANDRASEKHAR T. and ASHOK N.M.
Abstract (from CDS):
IRAS 17256-3631 is a southern Galactic massive star-forming region located at a distance of 2 kpc. In this paper, we present a multiwavelength investigation of the embedded cluster, the H ii region, as well as the parent cloud. Radio images at 325, 610 and 1372 MHz were obtained using Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope, India while the near-infrared imaging and spectroscopy were carried out using United Kingdom Infrared Telescope and Mt. Abu Infrared Telescope, India. The near-infrared K-band image reveals the presence of a partially embedded infrared cluster. The spectral features of the brightest star in the cluster, IRS-1, spectroscopically agree with a late O or early B star and could be the driving source of this region. Filamentary H2 emission detected towards the outer envelope indicates the presence of highly excited gas. The parent cloud is investigated at far-infrared to millimetre wavelengths and 18 dust clumps have been identified. The spectral energy distributions of these clumps have been fitted as modified blackbodies and the best-fitting peak temperatures are found to range from 14 to 33 K, while the column densities vary from 0.7 to 8.5x1022/ cm2. The radio maps show a cometary morphology for the distribution of ionized gas that is density bounded towards the north-west and ionization bounded towards the south-east. This morphology is better explained with the champagne flow model as compared to the bow-shock model. Using observations at near-, mid- and far-infrared, submillimetre and radio wavelengths, we examine the evolutionary stages of various clumps.
© 2015 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2015)
stars: formation - H ii regions - ISM: individual objects: IRAS 17256-3631 - infrared: ISM - infrared: stars - radio continuum: ISM
Fig. 5, Table 5: [VVT2016] CNN (Nos C1-C18). Fig. 9, Table 7: [VVT2016] IRS-1 N=1, [VVT2016] EGO-1 N=1.
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