A Very Large Array Study of Ultracompact and Hypercompact H II Regions from 0.7 to 3.6 cm

Type Journal Article
Names M. Sewiło, E. Churchwell, S. Kurtz, W. M. Goss, P. Hofner
Publication The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
Volume 194
Issue 2
Pages 44
Date June 1, 2011
URL http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJS..194...44S
Library Catalog NASA ADS
Abstract We report multi-frequency Very Large Array observations of three massive star formation regions (MSFRs) containing radio continuum components that were identified as broad radio recombination line (RRL) sources and hypercompact (HC) H II region candidates in our previous H92α and H76α study: G10.96+0.01 (component W), G28.20-0.04 (N), and G34.26+0.15 (B). An additional HC H II region candidate, G45.07+0.13, known to have broad H66α and H76α lines, small size, high electron density, and emission measure, was also included. We observed with high spatial resolution (0farcs9-2farcs3) the H53α, H66α, H76α, and H92α RRLs and the radio continuum at the corresponding wavelengths (0.7-3.6 cm). The motivation for these observations was to obtain RRLs over a range of principal quantum states to look for signatures of pressure broadening and macroscopic velocity structure. We find that pressure broadening contributes significantly to the linewidths, but it is not the sole cause of the broad lines. We compare radio continuum and dust emission distributions and find a good correspondence. We also discuss maser emission and multi-wavelength observations reported in the literature for these MSFRs.
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