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Title: Detection of H I 21 centimeter absorption by the warm neutral medium
Authors: Carilli, C.L.
Dwarakanath, K.S.
Goss, W.M.
Keywords: ISM: STRUCTURE
ISM: ATOMS,
GALAXY: FUNDAMENTAL PARAMETERS
RADIO LINES: ISM
Issue Date: 20-Jul-1998
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press for the American Astronomical Society
Citation: Astrophysical Journal Letters, 1998, Vol.502, p.L79-L83
Abstract: We have detected H I 21 cm line absorption by the warm neutral medium (WNM) using the Westerbork synthesis radio telescope. The absorption was detected toward Cygnus A at LSR velocities of -40 and -70 km s ^{-1} . These two velocity ranges were previously identified as being relatively free of cold absorbing clouds. The measured optical depth for the WNM along the line of sight to Cygnus A is (8.9+/-1.9)x10^{-4} at -70 km s ^{-1} and (8.5+/-2.0)x10^{-4} at -40 km s ^{-1} , with corresponding spin temperatures of 6000+/-1700 and 4800+/-1600 K, respectively. The volume filling factor for the WNM appears to be fairly high ( f~0.4 ).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/1416
ISSN: 0004-637X
1538-4357 (online)
Alternative Location: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/311483
Copyright: (1998) by the American Astronomical Society.
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