Title: The ISO-SWS 2.4-45.2 micron spectrum toward Orion IRc2
Authors: van Dishoeck, EF ×
Wright, CM
Cernicharo, J
Gonzalez-Alfonso, E
de Graauw, T
Helmich, FP
Vandenbussche, Bart #
Issue Date: Aug-1998
Publisher: Univ chicago press
Series Title: Astrophysical journal vol:502 issue:2 pages:L173-L176
Abstract: The complete infrared spectrum from 2.4 to 45.2 mu m toward the prototypical massive star-forming region Orion IRc2 is presented, obtained with the Short Wavelength Spectrometer (SWS) on board the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) at a resolving power lambda/Delta lambda approximate to 1300-2500. A wealth of emission and absorption features is found, including H-2 vibration-rotation lines, the full set of H-2 pure rotational lines (0,0) S(1)-S(17), H recombination Lines, ionic fine-structure lines, PAH emission features, and absorption and emission bands by interstellar ices and gas-phase molecules, including CO2, CH4, and SO2. Particularly interesting is the detection of strong emission and absorption lines in the H2O nu(2) bending mode at 6.2 mu m and the observation of highly excited pure rotational Lines of H2O in absorption at 25-45 mu m. The origin of these lines in each of the physical components included in the ISO-SWS beam (H II region, PDR, quiescent ridge, shocked low-velocity plateau) is briefly discussed.
ISSN: 0004-637X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Institute of Astronomy
× corresponding author
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