AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 59 ISM: Dust and Molecules
Poster, Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[59.17] High-Resolution Extinction Map of the Pre-Protostellar Core B133

B. C. Stiles, L. J. Crews (Tennessee Martin), T. L. Huard (CfA)

We have obtained deep near-infrared images of the preprotostellar core B133. By observing the colors of background stars (i.e., the {\it{NICE}} method), we have constructed a high-resolution extinction map that shows an elongated core with size of ~9\times4\prime for the Av > 5 region. The map shows a sharply increasing extinction profile toward the central regions of the globule, ultimately revealing two distinct condensations with peak visual extinction of at least 50 magnitudes. We present these observations and compare them with previously published molecular-line and dust continuum observations.

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