The COordinated Molecular Probe Line Extinction Thermal Emission Survey of Star Forming Regions
Dark Clouds Shine at 21st mag in J & H, providing a new way to map the dense ISM with sub-arcsec resolution
Jonathan Foster, Alyssa Goodman
Padoan, Juvela & Pelkonen, "High Resolution Mapping of Interstellar Clouds by Near-IR Scattering", 2006, ApJ, 636, L101
Both images: J=blue; H=green; K=red
Outflows & Shining Dust
Outflows glowing red with excited hydrogen and a small blue reflection nebula frame L1448 in the southwest of Perseus. Ambient starlight reflects off dust density features in this small star-forming cloud, providing an unprecedented high-resolution view of its complicated structure. (frame is 15' x 15')
Internal Structure of Dust Blobs Revealed
This overlay of our 1-mm (MAMBO/IRAM) dust map (contours) on our deep (Calar Alto) JHK color composite image shows how the near infrared literally highlights the edges of dense structures within molecular clouds. (frame is 15' x 15')
COMPLETE Web Master: Sarah Block • COMPLETE PI: Alyssa Goodman
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. AST-0407172.
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