Volume 395, Number 1, November III 2002
|Page(s)||227 - 232|
|Published online||29 October 2002|
Multi-frequency GMRT observations of the HII regions S 201, S 206, and S 209
Galactic temperature gradient
Raman Research Institute, C.V. Raman Avenue, Bangalore 560080, India
2 National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Post Bag 3, Ganeskhind, Pune 411007, India
3 National Radio Astronomical Observatory, Green Bank, West Virginia, 24944-0002, USA
Accepted: 28 August 2002
We present radio continuum images of three Galactic HII regions, S 201, S 206, and S 209 near 232, 327, and 610 MHz using the Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope (GMRT). The GMRT has a mix of short and long baselines, therefore, even though the data have high spatial resolution, the maps are still sensitive to diffuse extended emission. We find that all three HII regions have bright cores surrounded by diffuse envelopes. We use the high resolution afforded by the data to estimate the electron temperatures and emission measures of the compact cores of these HII regions. Our estimates of electron temperatures are consistent with a linear increase of electron temperature with Galacto-centric distance for distances up to ~18 kpc (the distance to the most distant HII region in our sample).
Key words: ISM: HII regions / ISM: individual objects: S 201, S 206, S 209 / radio continuum: ISM
© ESO, 2002
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