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HII regions in absorption at low frequencies

  • Namir E. Kassmim
IV. Sne, SNRs, and Ionized Gas in the Interstellar Medium
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 362)

Abstract

This paper reviews the information provided by the analysis of low radio frequency (v<100 MHz) observations of HII regions seen in absorption against the Galactic background radiation. We show how such observations can be used to constrain various physical parameters associated with the Galactic background and the HII regions. The technique is illustrated by analysis of 30.9 MHz observations of the W51 giant HII complex. The importance of obtaining observations made at more than one low frequency is emphasized.

Keywords

Brightness Temperature Recombination Line High Frequency Data Galactic Magnetic Field Galactic Longitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Namir E. Kassmim
    • 1
  1. 1.ONT Postdoctoral Fellow Center for Advanced Space SensingNaval Research LaboratoryWashington

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