Volume 399, Number 3, March I 2003
|Page(s)||L43 - L46|
|Published online||14 February 2003|
Letter to the Editor
Dust emissivity in the submm/mm
SCUBA and SIMBA observations of Barnard 68
CNR-Istituto di Radioastronomia – Sezione di Firenze, Largo E. Fermi 5, 50125 Firenze, Italy
2 INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Largo E. Fermi 5, 50125 Firenze, Italy
3 Centro de Astronomia e Astrofísica da Universidade de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-018 Lisboa, Portugal
4 Astronomisches Institut der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
Corresponding author: S. Bianchi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 18 January 2003
We have observed the dark cloud Barnard 68 with SCUBA at 850 μm and with SIMBA at 1.2 mm. The submillimetre and millimetre dust emission correlate well with the extinction map of Alves et al. (2001). The AV/850 μm correlation is clearly not linear and suggests lower temperatures for the dust in the inner core of the cloud. Assuming a model for the temperature gradient, we derive the cloud-averaged dust emissivities (normalised to the V-band extinction efficiency) at 850 μm and 1.2 mm. We find and . These values are compared with other determinations in this wavelength regime and with expectations for models of diffuse dust and grain growth in dense clouds.
Key words: radiation mechanisms: thermal / dust, extinction / ISM: clouds, individual objects: Barnard 68 / submillimeter / radio continuum: ISM
© ESO, 2003
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