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2002ApJ...572..264H - Astrophys. J., 572, 264-275 (2002/June-2)

Far-ultraviolet spectroscopic explorer observations of degree-scale variations in galactic halo OVI.


Abstract (from CDS):

We report Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) observations of interstellar O VI absorption in the halo of the Milky Way toward 12 early-type stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and 11 in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). The mean column densities of O VI associated with the Galactic halo toward the LMC and SMC are log<N(OVI)≥14.52+0.10–0.14 and 14.13+0.14–0.20, respectively, where the uncertainties represent the standard deviations of the individual measurements about the means. Significant variations in the O VI column densities are observed over all of the angular scales probed by our observations: 0°.5-5°.0 toward the LMC and 0°.05-3°.3 toward the SMC. The maximum factors by which the O VI varies between sight lines toward the LMC and SMC are ∼2.8 and ∼4.2, respectively. Although low-, intermediate-, and high-velocity clouds are present along most of the sight lines toward the LMC, the variations in O VI column densities are found in all of these O VI absorbing structures. The column density variations trace the structure of the hot ionized medium in the Galactic halo on scales of ≪80-800 pc toward the LMC and ≪6-400 pc toward the SMC (assuming that the absorption arises within the first 5 kpc above the Galactic plane).

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: Atoms - ISM: Structure - Ultraviolet: ISM

CDS comments: fig 2 : NGC 346-6 = CL* NGC 346 WB 6

Simbad objects: 28

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