Volume 532, August 2011
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||12 July 2011|
The structure and kinematics of the ISM around HD 192281
Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía (CCT-La Plata, CONICET), CC No. 5, 1894 Villa Elisa, Argentina
2 Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque s/n, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
3 Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio, CC No. 67, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 Département de physique, de génie physique et d’optique et Centre de recherche en astrophysique du Québec (CRAQ), Université Laval, Québec (Qué), G1V 0A6, Canada
Received: 13 October 2010
Accepted: 3 March 2011
Aims. This work aims at investigating the interaction of HD 192281 (O5 Vn((f))p) with its local ISM. The purpose is to analyse the effects that a massive star has on the structure and kinematics of its surrounding gas.
Methods. To carry out this study, we used high-resolution radio continuum and 21-cm H i line data from the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey (CGPS). This data base was complemented with radio continuum, infrared, and molecular data retrieved from available surveys. Given that HD 192281 is very likely a runaway star, we attempt to establish whether the observed H i distribution can be interpreted in terms of a simple bow shock model.
Results. Analysis of the H i data shows the presence of an H i feature likely to be associated with HD 192281. This feature remains detectable from ~5 to –10 km s-1. At the most negative radial velocities, the shape of the H i feature is highly reminiscent of a bow shock structure seen projected onto the plane of the sky. This feature has counterparts at radio-continuum, infrared, and CO emissions. The analysis of the radio continuum data suggests a thermal spectrum for the gas related to this structure.
Key words: stars: individual: HD 192281 / stars: mass-loss / stars: winds, outflows / ISM: bubbles / ISM: structure
© ESO, 2011
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