An ultraviolet search for interstellar CS
Journal article, 2009

High- and medium-resolution ultraviolet spectra from the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) and the Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph (GHRS) were used to study the diatomic molecule CS through the C-X(0,0) band at 1401 Å. The band was modeled to verify profile shape. The rest wavelength of the C-X band is refined to a value of 1400.88 Å and a 3σ lower limit is set on the oscillator strength at 0.14 based on equivalent width upper limits of the A-X(0,0) CS Band at 2577 Å. The strength of the 1401 Å band is compared to other interstellar parameters and implications for CS formation and destruction are briefly discussed.


interstellar matter

molecular spectroscopy


Joshua D. Destree

Theodore P. Snow

John H Black

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics

Astrophysical Journal

0004-637X (ISSN) 1538-4357 (eISSN)

Vol. 693 2009 March 1 804-811

Subject Categories

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

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