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著者
Yagi, Masafumi
Komiyama, Yutaka
キーワード
galaxies: individual (Magellanic Stream)
Galaxy: halo
intergalactic medium
NDC
天文学・宇宙科学
抄録(英)
From H alpha narrowband observations, we identified three H alpha emitting regions in the direction of Magellanic Stream IV (MS IV). They consist of three parallel filaments of 2 arcmin width and 6-30 arcmin length at 12 arcmin intervals. Their mean surface brightness (SB) is similar to 2 x 10(-18) erg s(-1) cm(-2) arcsec(-2). Because of their low SB, the regions were not detected in previous Ha surveys. In the HI map, the position of the filaments overlap MS, suggesting that they are parts of the MS, but there also exists a local HI structure. If the filaments are associated with the MS, the sizes are 30 pc x 100-500 pc. The filaments lie at the leading edge of a downstream cloud, which supports shock heating and its propagation (shock cascade) model for the ionizing source. If they are local objects, on the other hand, Fossil Stromgren Trails of more than two stars is a possible interpretation, and the sizes would be 0.1 pc x 0.3-1.5 pc at 180 pc distance. The positional information of the H alpha filaments presented in this Letter enables future spectroscopic observations to clarify their nature.
掲載誌名
Astrophysical Journal Letters
749巻
1号
開始ページ
L2
出版年月日
2012
出版者
IOP Publishing Ltd
ISSN
2041-8205
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言語
英語
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学術雑誌論文
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学術雑誌論文
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(c) 2012. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
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