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J/ApJ/668/331       OH masers in W3(OH)                      (Fish+, 2007)

Structure of W3(OH) from very high spectral resolution observations of 5 centimeter OH masers. Fish V.L., Sjouwerman L.O. <Astrophys. J., 668, 331-347 (2007)> =2007ApJ...668..331F
ADC_Keywords: Interstellar medium; Masers Keywords: ISM: individual (W3(OH)) - line: profiles - magnetic fields - masers - radio lines: ISM - stars: formation Abstract: Recent studies of methanol and ground-state OH masers at very high spectral resolution have shed new light on small-scale maser processes. The nearby source W3(OH), which contains numerous bright masers in several different transitions, provides an excellent laboratory for high spectral resolution techniques. We present a model of W3(OH) based on European VLBI Network (EVN) observations of the rotationally excited 6030 and 6035MHz OH masers taken at 0.024km/s spectral resolution. Description: The European VLBI Network (EVN) was used to observe the 6030.747 and 6035.092MHz OH main-line masers in dual circular polarization in W3(OH). Eight stations were used: the Mk II telescope at Jodrell Bank, Effelsberg, the Onsala 25m telescope, Medicina, Torun, Noto, Darnhall, and a single Westerbork antenna. No usable data were obtained in left circular polarization (LCP) at 6030MHz at the Mk II telescope due to a hardware failure. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 57 292 Detected 6030 and 6035MHz masers in W3(OH) table2.dat 41 117 Zeeman pairs and associations
See also: J/ApJ/647/418 : Ground-state OH masers in W3(OH) study (Fish+, 2006) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 I3 --- [FS2007b] Spot number 5- 8 I4 MHz Freq Transition frequency (6030 or 6035) 10 A1 --- Pol [LR] Left or Right circular polarization 12- 18 F7.2 mas oRA Right Ascension offset (G1) 20- 27 F8.2 mas oDE Declination offset (G1) 29- 34 F6.2 km/s Vel LSR velocity of channel of peak emission 36- 41 F6.2 Jy Sp Peak brightness of Gaussian fit in channel of peak emission in units of Jy/beam 43- 47 F5.3 km/s/mas Vgrad ? Velocity gradient 49- 52 I4 deg PA [-180/180]? Position angle of Vgrad (2) 54- 55 I2 --- Zg ? Zeeman group from Table 2 57 A1 --- f_[FS2007b] [fgp] Flag on [FS2007b] (3)
Note (2): Position angle east of north in direction of increasing line-of-sight velocity across the maser spot. Note (3): Flag as follows: f = Reference feature g = Consistent with B=8.3mG, vLSR=-43.26km/s if interpreted as a multi-transition Zeeman association p = Unpaired maser in one transitions consistent with the central velocity and magnetic field strength derived from a Zeeman pair in the other transitions
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 2 I2 --- Zg Zeeman group sequential number 3 A1 --- n_Zg [d] in a Zeeman association (1) 5- 11 F7.2 mas oRA Right Ascension offset (G1) (2) 13- 20 F8.2 mas oDE Declination offset (G1) (2) 22- 25 I4 MHz Freq Frequency (6030 or 6035) 27- 32 F6.2 km/s Vel Center LSR velocity of the Zeeman pair 34- 37 F4.1 10-7T B Magnetic field, in milli-Gauss (3) 39- 41 F3.1 mas Sep Separation
Note (1): d = See Sect. 3.3 for a discussion of this Zeeman association Note (2): Average of the right ascension and declination offsets of the left circular (LCP) and right circular (RCP) polarization components of the Zeeman pair. Note (3): Positive values indicate magnetic fields oriented in the hemisphere pointing away from the observer.
Global notes: Note (G1): Centroid of Gaussian fit in channel of peak emission. Right Ascension and Declination offsets are with respect to 02:27:03.8343, +61:52:25.300 ± 0.01". Errors range from <0.01mas for the strongest maser spots to ∼1mas for the weakest detections.
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Greg Schwarz [AAS], Patricia Vannier [CDS] 29-Nov-2009
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