Subarcsecond Observations of Ngc 7538 Irs 1: Continuum Distribution and Dynamics of Molecular Gas
Wright, M. C. H.
MetadataShow full item record
CitationZhu, Lei, Jun-Hui Zhao, M. C. H. Wright, Göran Sandell, Hui Shi, Yue-Fang Wu, Crystal Brogan, and Stuartt Corder. 2013. “Subarcsecond Observations of Ngc 7538 Irs 1: Continuum Distribution and Dynamics of Molecular Gas.” The Astrophysical Journal 779 (1): 51. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637x/779/1/51.
AbstractWe report new results based on the analysis of the Submillimeter Array (SMA) and Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA) observations of NGC 7538 IRS 1 at 1.3 and 3.4 mm with subarcsecond resolutions. With angular resolutions similar to 0.'' 7, the SMA and CARMA observations show that the continuum emission at 1.3 and 3.4 mm from the hyper-compact H II region IRS 1 is dominated by a compact source with a tail-like extended structure to the southwest of IRS 1. With a CARMA B-array image at 1.3 mm convolved to 0.'' 1, we resolve the hyper-compact H II region into two components: an unresolved hyper-compact core, and a north-south extension with linear sizes of <270 AU and similar to 2000 AU, respectively. The fine structure observed with CARMA is in good agreement with the previous Very Large Array results at centimeter wavelengths, suggesting that the hyper-compact H II region at the center of IRS 1 is associated with an ionized bipolar outflow. We image the molecular lines OCS(19-18) and CH3CN(12-11) as well as (CO)-C-13(2-1) surrounding IRS 1, showing a velocity gradient along the southwest-northeast direction. The spectral line profiles in (CO)-C-13(2-1), CO(2-1), and HCN(1-0) observed toward IRS 1 show broad redshifted absorption, providing evidence for gas infall with rates in the range of 3-10 x 10(-3) M-circle dot yr(-1) inferred from our observations.
Citable link to this pagehttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41555825
- FAS Scholarly Articles