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An ISO Long Wavelength Spectrometer detection of CH in NGC 7027 and an HeH + upper limit

Liu, X-W; Barlow, MJ; Dalgarno, A; Tennyson, J; Lim, T; Swinyard, BM; Cernicharo, J; ... Clegg, PE; + view all (1997) An ISO Long Wavelength Spectrometer detection of CH in NGC 7027 and an HeH + upper limit. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , 290 (4) L71 - L75. 10.1093/mnras/290.4.L71. Green open access

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Abstract

We have detected an emission line at 149.18 ± 0.06 Ωm in the ISO Long Wavelength Spectrometer (LWS) grating spectrum of the planetary nebula NGC 7027. This Une coincides in wavelength with both the HeH+ J=1-0 fundamental pure rotational line at 149.14 urn and the CH 2Π3/2 (F2) J=3/2-2Πl/2 (F2) 7= 1/2 fundamental pure rotational lines at 149.09 and 149.39 μm. Another feature of similar strength at 180.7 urn is well-fitted by the CH doublet 2Π1/2 (F1) J=5/2-3/2 at 180.48 and 180.93 μm. We therefore attribute both the 149.18- and 180.7-um lines to CH, the first evidence of this molecule in NGC 7027 and the first detection anywhere of the far-infrared lines of CH in emission. We estimate a CH/CO abundance ratio of ∼ 0.06 and a CH/CH+ ratio of ∼0.2, the latter being more than an order of magnitude lower than predicted for photodissociation regions. The contribution from the HeH+ J=1−0 line to the 149.18-μm feature is at least a factor of three lower than the predictions of Cecchi-Pestellini & Dalgarno (1993).

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Title: An ISO Long Wavelength Spectrometer detection of CH in NGC 7027 and an HeH + upper limit
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/290.4.L71
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/290.4.L71
Language: English
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Physics and Astronomy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1381067
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