AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 71. Stellar Youth: Tomorrow's Degenerates
Display, Thursday, June 6, 2002, 9:20am-4:00pm, SW Exhibit Hall

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[71.22] Water Masers and YSOs in H~II Regions - A Continuing Survey

K.R. Healy (Arizona State University), M.J. Claussen (NRAO), J.J. Hester (Arizona State University)

We present the results of a second year of our search for water maser emission associated with young low-mass stars in four H~II regions --- M16, M20, S125, and NGC~6357 --- conducted with the NRAO Very Large Array during March and May 2001. We report the detection of 6 new masers in M16 and M20. The three new M16 masers are at positions of molecular gas bordering the H~II region to the north and to the east of the cluster NGC~6611. The three new M20 masers are clustered around the position of the massive core TC3, southwest of the H~II region center. We detected no water maser emission from S125 or NGC~6357. We present the positions and spectra of the new masers in M16 and M20, as well as present new spectra for the two M16 masers we detected in 2000.

K.R.H. acknowledges support from the Arizona State University NASA Space Grant Program. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation, operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: kevin.healy@asu.edu

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