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Molecular gas in high-mass filament WB673.

D. A. Ladeyschikov, M. S. Kirsanova, A. O. H. Olofsson, M. Thomasson, A. M. Sobolev, S. V. Salii

We studied the distribution of dense gas in a filamentary molecular cloud containing several dense clumps. The center of the filament is given by the dense clump WB673. The clumps are high-mass and intermediate-mass star-forming regions. We observed CS(2-1), 13CO(1-0), C18O(1-0) and methanol lines at 96GHz toward WB673 with the Onsala Space Observatory 20-m telescope. We found CS(2-1) emission in the inter-clump medium so the clumps are physically connected and the whole cloud is indeed a filament. Its total mass is $10^4$ M$_{\odot}$ and mass-to-length ratio is 360 M$_{\odot}$pc$^{-1}$ from 13CO(1-0) data. Mass-to-length ratio for the dense gas is $3.4-34$ M$_{\odot}$pc$^{-1}$ from CS(2-1) data. The PV-diagram of the filament is V-shaped. We estimated physical conditions in the molecular gas using methanol lines. Location of the filament on the sky between extended shells suggests that it could be a good example to test theoretical models of formation of the filaments via multiple compression of interstellar gas by supersonic waves.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1711.01428

DOI: arXiv:1711.01428v1

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