AAS Meeting #194 - Chicago, Illinois, May/June 1999
Session 84. Studying the Anatomy of the Milky Way
Display, Thursday, June 3, 1999, 9:20am-4:00pm, Southwest Exhibit Hall

[Previous] | [Session 84] | [Next]

[84.14] Metal Abundances in the Magellanic Stream

B.K. Gibson, S.V. Penton, J.T. Stocke (CASA)

We report on the serendipitous detection, and subsequent abundance analysis, of the Magellanic Stream, seen in \ion{Mg}{2} absorption by GHRS toward the background Seyfert galaxy III~Zw~2A. Unlike the one previous abundance determination for the Stream (Lu, Savage & Sembach 1994), which sampled a region only marginally outside the LMC--SMC common \ion{H}{1} envelope, III~Zw~2A probes the trailing Stream gas ~100\circ away from LMC (near the MS~V concentration, dubbed so by Mathewson, Cleary & Murray 1977). The implications for the origin and evolution of the Magellanic Stream will be commented upon.

If the author provided an email address or URL for general inquiries, it is a s follows:

[Previous] | [Session 84] | [Next]