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|Title:||Characterising the high-mass star forming filament G351.776-0.527 with Herschel and APEX dust continuum and gas observations||Authors:||Leurini, Silvia
ELIA, Davide Quintino
Jones, P. A.
Menten, K. M.
|Issue Date:||2019||Journal:||ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS||Number:||621||First Page:||A130||Abstract:||G351.776-0.527 is among the most massive, closest, and youngest filaments in the inner Galactic plane and therefore it is an ideal laboratory to study the kinematics of dense gas and mass replenishment on a large scale. In this paper, we present far-infrared and submillimetre wavelength continuum observations combined with spectroscopic C<SUP>18</SUP>O (2-1) data of the entire region to study its temperature, mass distribution, and kinematics. The structure is composed of a main elongated region with an aspect ratio of 23, which is associated with a network of filamentary structures. The main filament has a remarkably constant width of 0.2 pc. The total mass of the network (including the main filament) is ≥2600M<SUB>☉</SUB>, while we estimate a mass of 2000M<SUB>☉</SUB> for the main structure. Therefore, the network harbours a large reservoir of gas and dust that could still be accreted onto the main structure. From the analysis of the gas kinematics, we detect two velocity components in the northern part of the main filament. The data also reveal velocity oscillations in C<SUP>18</SUP>O along the spine in the main filament and in at least one of the branches. Considering the region as a single structure, we find that it is globally close to virial equilibrium indicating that the entire structure is approximately in a stable state. <P />Herschel is an ESA space observatory with science instruments provided by European-led Principal Investigator consortia and with important participation from NASA.This publication is based on data acquired with the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX). APEX is a collaboration between the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, the European Southern Observatory, and the Onsala Space Observatory.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12386/28915||URL:||https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2019/01/aa33612-18/aa33612-18.html||ISSN:||0004-6361||DOI:||10.1051/0004-6361/201833612||Bibcode ADS:||2019A&A...621A.130L||Fulltext:||open|
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