A morphological study of infrared line emission in compact star-forming regions

Michael F. Smutko*, James E. Larkin

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Abstract

Near-infrared broadband and narrowband images are presented for 11 Galactic star-forming regions. Data were taken using the infrared camera on the Mount Palomar 60 inch (1.5 m) telescope with the broadband filters J, H, and K and with narrowband filters centered on H2 and Bry. The morphologies of these regions are compared with ultraviolet fluorescence and shock front models of line emission. We find that the majority of these star-forming regions can be described by ultraviolet fluorescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2448-2465
Number of pages18
JournalAstronomical Journal
Volume117
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1999

Keywords

  • H II regions
  • ISM: individual (S61, S80, S83, S93, S99, S146, S148, S152, S156, S175, S186)
  • ISM: molecules
  • Infrared radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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