Query : 2015A&A...583A..53L

2015A&A...583A..53L - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 583A, 53-53 (2015/11-1)

Search for HOOH in Orion.


Abstract (from CDS):

The abundance of key molecules determines the level of cooling that is necessary for the formation of stars and planetary systems. In this context, one needs to understand the details of the time dependent oxygen chemistry, leading to the formation of O2 and H2O. We aim to determine the degree of correlation between the occurrence of O2 and HOOH (hydrogen peroxide) in star-forming molecular clouds. We first detected O2 and HOOH in ρ Oph A, we now search for HOOH in Orion OMCA, where O2 has also been detected. We mapped a 3'x3' region around Orion H2-Peak1 with the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX). In addition to several maps in two transitions of HOOH, viz. 219.17GHz and 251.91GHz, we obtained single-point spectra for another three transitions towards the position of maximum emission. Line emission at the appropriate LSR-velocity (Local Standard of Rest) and at the level of ≥4σ was found for two transitions, with lower signal-to-noise ratio (2.8-3.5σ) for another two transitions, whereas for the remaining transition, only an upper limit was obtained. The emitting region, offset 18'' south of H2-Peak1, appeared point-like in our observations with APEX. The extremely high spectral line density in Orion makes the identification of HOOH much more difficult than in ρ Oph A. As a result of having to consider the possible contamination by other molecules, we left the current detection status undecided.

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Journal keyword(s): astrochemistry - ISM: general - ISM: individual objects: Orion H2-Peak 1 - ISM: molecules - ISM: abundances - stars: formation

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/583/A53): list.dat fits/*>

Simbad objects: 2

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Number of rows : 2
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 NAME Orion Bright Bar reg 05 35 22.30 -05 24 33.0           ~ 818 0
2 NAME rho Oph A Cloud MoC 16 26 26.4 -24 22 33           ~ 281 1

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