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1995A&A...293..493G - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 293, 493-506 (1995/1-2)

Molecular gas in cometary globules: CG4 and CG6 in the Gum Nebula.


Abstract (from CDS):

With the SEST telescope, we observed 12CO(10,->13)CO(10,->and) C18O(10)->emission from the cometary globules CG4 and CG6 in the Gum Nebula and also CS(21->and) HCO+(10->in) CG4. There are ≃50M and ≃5.5M of molecular hydrogen, respectively, in CG4 and CG6. The gas kinetic temperature is ≃16K in both globules. The gas kinematics indicate the globules are strongly affected by ionization fronts on their surfaces. Red and blue line wings are found throughout CG4 and the velocity gradients suggest a divergent flow that may be responsible for the apparent disruption of the globule's head. In CG6, a head to tail velocity gradient indicates a dynamical age of 106yr. We discuss a possible evolution scenario for these globules.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: kinematics and dynamics - H II regions, molecules - ISM: individual objects: Gum nebula - ISM: radio lines

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