Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 216, Issue 1–2, pp 159–160 | Cite as

The structure and dynamics of M17SW

  • M. P. Hobson


The M17SW molecular cloud core has been mapped at high resolution in the C17OJ = 3 → 2 transition and in 450, 600, 800, 1100 and 1300µm continuum emission, using the JCMT. The clumpy nature of the cloud core is clearly revealed and the northern condensation has been resolved into 3 main clumps, each of which lies close to an H2O maser, suggesting that they may contain young embedded stellar objects.

Key words

infrared: interstellar: continuum interstellar medium: clouds interstellar medium: individual objects: M17SW interstellar medium: molecules radio lines: molecular: interstellar 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. P. Hobson
    • 1
  1. 1.Mullard Radio Astronomy ObservatoryCavendish LaboratoryCambridgeUnited Kingdom

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