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Observations of Molecular Clouds Associated with Supernova Remnants in the LMC

  • J. P. Hughes
  • L. Bronfman
  • L. Nyman
Part of the Santa Cruz Summer Workshops in Astronomy and Astrophysics book series (SANTA CRUZ)


The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) has been systematically surveyed for CO line emission by COHEN et al. [1], who found a general correspondence between the CO emission and such Population I objects as supernova remnants (SNRs) and H II regions. However, because of the limited spatial resolution of the survey (8′.8), a detailed association between individual objects and molecular cloud complexes was not possible. Guided by the survey results, we have undertaken a study of SNR- molecular cloud associations using the Swedish-ESO Submillimeter Telescope (SEST) at La Silla, Chile. The SEST has good spatial resolution: at the CO J = 2 – 1 line (230.5 GHz) the half power beam width is only about 22″. We have obtained data on two LMC SNRs: N49 and N132D, both of which have CO line emission in their vicinities.


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  • J. P. Hughes
  • L. Bronfman
  • L. Nyman

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