AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 94 Embedded Protostars
Poster, Wednesday, January 7, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Hanover Hall

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[94.01] Submillimeter Imaging of the Monoceros R2 Star Forming Region

D.J. Benford (NASA / GSFC), T.R. Hunter (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), J.G. Staguhn (SSAI / GSFC)

We present results of a deep 350 micron image at 9 resolution of the nearby high mass star forming region Monoceros R2 using the Submillimeter High Angular Resolution Camera (SHARC-II) at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory. The Monoceros R2 region is a site of ongoing star formation, containing an infrared cluster, a compact HII region, H2O and OH masers, and a large and old molecular outflow. The image shows faint filamentary structure in the dust around the star forming region, dividing it into several overlapping ridges forming a central core. We have also conducted C18O mapping of the region to trace the column density of molecular gas. We present these observations and a preliminary analysis.

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