A radio continuum and neutral hydrogen counterpart to the IRAS Vela shell
Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía (IAR), C.C. No. 5, 1894 Villa Elisa, Argentina e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísica Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque s/n, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
3 Max-Planck-Institut für Radiastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, 53121 Bonn, Germany
Accepted: 2 June 2006
Aims.We look for radio-continuum and atomic neutral hydrogen (Hi) counterparts of the IRAS Vela shell (IVS).
Methods.Neutral hydrogen (Hi) and 1410 MHz radio continuum surveys carried out with the Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía (IAR) dishes are the main databases used in this investigation.
Results.A good morphological correlation was found between arc-shaped structures at radio wavelengths and in the 100 μm IR emission. This correlation is observed at velocities of the Hi between –17.5 and –2.1 km s-1, in agreement with the velocities of the molecular gas detected in the region. The radial distribution of the different components is consistent with the presence of an expanding shell that is being ionized from inside. Assuming a distance of 400 pc, the amount of ionized and atomic gas associated with the IVS is and 4 solar masses, respectively. The origin of the expansion of the IVS could not be identified.
Key words: ISM: clouds / Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics / radio lines: ISM
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