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AzTEC 1.1 mm observations of the MBM12 molecular cloud

Kim, M. J., Kim, S., Youn, S., Yun, M. S., Wilson, G. W., Aretxaga, I., Williams, J. P., Hughes, D. H., Humphrey, A., Austermann, J. E., Perera, T. A., Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Magnani, L. and Kang, Y.-W. 2012. AzTEC 1.1 mm observations of the MBM12 molecular cloud. Astrophysical Journal 746 (1) , 11. 10.1088/0004-637X/746/1/11

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Abstract

We present 1.1 mm observations of the dust continuum emission from the MBM12 high-latitude molecular cloud observed with the Astronomical Thermal Emission Camera (AzTEC) mounted on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. We surveyed 6.34 deg2 centered on MBM12, making this the largest area that has ever been surveyed in this region with submillimeter and millimeter telescopes. Eight secure individual sources were detected with a signal-to-noise ratio of over 4.4. These eight AzTEC sources can be considered to be real astronomical objects compared to the other candidates based on calculations of the false detection rate. The distribution of the detected 1.1 mm sources or compact 1.1 mm peaks is spatially anti-correlated with that of the 100 μm emission and the 12CO emission. We detected the 1.1 mm dust continuum emitting sources associated with two classical T Tauri stars, LkHα262 and LkHα264. Observations of spectral energy distributions (SEDs) indicate that LkHα262 is likely to be Class II (pre-main-sequence star), but there are also indications that it could be a late Class I (protostar). A flared disk and a bipolar cavity in the models of Class I sources lead to more complicated SEDs. From the present AzTEC observations of the MBM12 region, it appears that other sources detected with AzTEC are likely to be extragalactic and located behind MBM12. Some of these have radio counterparts and their star formation rates are derived from a fit of the SEDs to the photometric evolution of galaxies in which the effects of a dusty interstellar medium have been included.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: galaxies: high-redshift; ISM: molecules; stars: pre-main sequence; stars: protostars; submillimeter: galaxies; submillimeter: stars
Publisher: Institute of Physics
ISSN: 0004-637X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:31
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/22349

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