A large SMA molecular line survey of IRAS 16293-2422 (Jorgensen et al.)

Vol. 534
In section 6. Interstellar and circumstellar matter

Arcsecond resolution images of the chemical structure of the low-mass protostar IRAS 16293-2422. An overview of a large molecular line survey from the Submillimeter Array

by J. K. Jorgensen, T. L. Bourke, Q. Nguyen Luong, and S. Takakuwa, A&A 534, A100


The chemical structure of a young protostar is an essential input to models predicting how young modern-day equivalents of the solar system nebula may evolve. The article by Jorgensen and collaborators provides a broad SMA molecular line survey of the prototypical low-mass Class 0 protostar IRAS 16293-2422 and allows a useful overview of the chemical composition of this object on a scale of a few hundred AU. It will be essential input for future ALMA studies of this object.