Evidence of triggered star formation in G327.3-0.6. Dust-continuum mapping of an infrared dark cloud with P-ArTéMiS
Journal article, 2009

Aims. Expanding HII regions and propagating shocks are common in the environment of young high-mass star-forming complexes. They can compress a pre-existing molecular cloud and trigger the formation of dense cores. We investigate whether these phenomena can explain the formation of high-mass protostars within an infrared dark cloud located at the position of G327.3-0.6 in the Galactic plane, in between two large infrared bubbles and two HII regions. Methods. The region of G327.3-0.6 was imaged at 450 μm with the CEA P-ArTéMiS bolometer array on the Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment telescope in Chile. APEX/LABOCA and APEX-2A, and Spitzer/IRAC and MIPS archives data were used in this study. Results. Ten massive cores were detected in the P-ArTéMiS image, embedded within the infrared dark cloud seen in absorption at both 8 and 24 μm. Their luminosities and masses indicate that they form high-mass stars. The kinematical study of the region suggests that the infrared bubbles expand toward the infrared dark cloud.Conclusions. Under the influence of expanding bubbles, star formation occurs in the infrared dark areas at the border of HII regions and infrared bubbles. © 2009 ESO.

Author

V. Minier

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

P. André

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Per Bergman

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, National Facility for Radio Astronomy

F. Motte

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

F. Wyrowski

Max Planck Institute

J. Le Pennec

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

L. Rodriguez

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

O. Boulade

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

E. Doumayrou

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

D. Dubreuil

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

P. Gallais

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

G. Hamon

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

P. O. Lagage

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

M. Lortholary

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

J. Martignac

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

V. Revéret

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

European Southern Observatory Santiago

H. Roussel

Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC)

M. Talvard

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

G. Willmann

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Hans Olofsson

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, National Facility for Radio Astronomy

Astronomy and Astrophysics

0004-6361 (ISSN) 1432-0746 (eISSN)

Vol. 501 1 1-4

Subject Categories

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

DOI

10.1051/0004-6361/200912308

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