AAS 197, January 2001
Session 43. High Mass Star Formation
Display, Tuesday, January 9, 2001, 9:30am-7:00pm, Exhibit Hall

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[43.04] High Resolution Thermal Infrared Imaging of NGC 6334 I

J. M. De Buizer (CTIO), R. K. Pina, C. M. Telesco (University of Florida Infrared Astrophysics Group)

NGC 6334 I is one of the northern-most sites of massive star formation in the 20 parsec long train of molecular clouds and HII regions known as NGC 6334. At the center of NGC 6334 I lies a bright, cometary UCHII region named NGC 6334 F. Recent observations of NGC 6334 F and its vicinity at mid-infrared wavelengths have revealed several separate sources (Persi et al. 1998, Kraemer et al. 1999). Furthermore, a new source has been detected at 7 mm by Carral et al. (1997) just west of NGC 6334 F. Here we present new mid-infrared images of the sources in this area acquired with OSCIR at the CTIO 4-m and the Keck II 10-m telescopes. These new high-resolution images, coupled with already existent data on outflow and distribution of molecular material, allow new insights into the nature of the sources in NGC 6334 I, and the roles that outflow and masers play in this region.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: jdebuizer@ctio.noao.edu

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