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Proposal Information for 2004B-0352


PI: K. Michael Merrill, NOAO, merrill@noao.edu
Address: KPNO, 950 N. Cherry Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

Title: IR Emission Line Images of the Photodissociation Region Sharpless 106

Abstract: The photo-dissociation region (PDR) associated with Sharpless 106, an isolated, nearby emission nebula with bipolar outflow, provides an ideal target in which to determine the complex distribution of gas and dust within an active star forming complex. The UV photons of the embedded OB star(s) excite important tracers of gas density, excitation, extinction towards the gas, and the distribution of the hot dust. I propose to employ FLAMIGOS in longslit mode using the KH grism to produce a spatial map (140" by 480") of S106 with full spectral coverage within the H and K bands and provide a unique spectral snapshot of the astrophysics within a region where massive stars are forming.


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