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Session 58 - Future of Antarctic Astrophysics.
Display session, Wednesday, June 10
Atlas Ballroom,

[58.09] AST/RO C I and CO 4-3 Observations of the NGC 6334 Star Forming Region

J. M. Jackson, T. M. Bania, A. D. Bolatto, M. Huang, J. G. Ingalls (Boston U.), R. A. Chamberlin (Caltech Submillimeter Obs.), G. W. Wright (Lucent Tech.), A. P. Lane, M. Rumitz, R. W. Wilson, A. A. Stark (SAO)

We have imaged the [C I] ^3P_1\rightarrow^3P_0 and CO (4\rightarrow3) lines toward the massive star forming region NGC 6334. The [C I] emission traces the photodissociated skin of molecular clouds, while the CO (4\rightarrow3) emission traces warm, dense star forming cores. Because NGC 6334 has 7 sites of OB star formation, we can separate the effects of the individual stars and their varying UV fields on the surrounding medium. We compare the [C I] and CO data with images of FIR fine-structure lines, predominantly from photodissociation regions, and lower J lines of CO, primarily from cooler, less dense molecular gas. We examine the predictions of standard PDR models and compare them with the data.

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