WSRT HI synthesis absorption study towards Cassiopeia A
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Groningen University, Postbus 800, 9700 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
2 National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box O, Socorro, NM 87801, U.S.A.
3 Radioastronomisches Institut, Universität Bonn, Auf dem Hügel 71, D-53121 Bonn 1, Germany
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Accepted: 28 August 1996
We present high resolution images of the entire galactic HI spectrum of Cas A and display the whole data cube in various ways; the spatial resolution is 30 arcsec and the velocity resolution is 0.62 km s-1. In previous studies, observations are described either with lower velocity resolution or with a limited velocity range (below -30 km s-1), Bieging et al. 1991; Reynoso et al. 1997. Here we concentrate the discussion on the local HI gas, with velocities between -10 and +10 km s-1. At a velocity of -1.5 km s-1 we find a cold HI feature with a kinetic temperature of typically 25 K, with a small region of 1 by 2 arcmin with a kinetic temperature below 10 K. This feature can be associated with a 13CO feature observed by Wilson et al. (1993). Based on the new HI absorption results we derive the ratio .
Key words: ISM: Cas; clouds atoms / radio lines: ISM
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