PI: Adam Ginsburg, University of Colorado, Boulder, email@example.com
Address: Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, 309 ucb, Boulder, Colorado 80305, United States
CoI: Sarah Kendrew, MPIA Heidelberg
CoI: John Bally, University of Colorado, Boulder
Title: Star formation in the Central Molecular Zone: Massive Outflows in Sgr C
Abstract: We propose to measure the population of YSOs with active molecular hydrogen outflows in the Sgr C complex. Recently obtained long slit spectroscopy of G359.44-0.102 show H_2 and Br(gamma) emission from several knots within the emission region of this Spitzer-detected ``Extended Green Object" (EGO), providing strong evidence for the presence of outflows. \textbfG359.44-0.102, located on the outskirts of the Sagittarius C complex, is the first confirmed massive outflow in the east side of the CMZ. These same long-slit spectra serendipitously revealed another outflow ~ 30\arcsec away, separated by ~75 km s^-1 and associated with an entirely different star forming region. These detections imply that there is vigorous yet undiscovered star formation in the Sgr C complex. A wide-field H_2 and Br(gamma) imaging study is warranted to characterize the outflow population in the supposedly quiescent half of the Central Molecular Zone.
National Optical Astronomy Observatory, 950 North Cherry Avenue, P.O. Box 26732, Tucson, Arizona 85726, Phone: (520) 318-8000, Fax: (520) 318-8360