Vol 19, No 12

Probing star formation and feedback using CCOSMA and archival data in the CFG028.68–0.28 quasi-sinusoidal filament

Jin-Long Xu, Jürgen Stutzki, Yuefang Wu, Xin Guan, Jun-Jie Wang, M. Miller, Yang Chen, Sheng-Li Qin, Jun-Zhi Wang, Chang-Chun Ning, Luobu Danzeng, Tian-Lu Chen, Nai-Ping Yu, Chuan-Peng Zhang, Xiao-Lan Liu, Jian-Bin Li, Karl Jacobs, Urs U. Graf, Gang Xu, Nan Li, Guo-Yin Zhang, Qi Wu


Abstract We have performed a multi-wavelength study toward a quasi-sinusoidal filament (CFG028.68–0.28). A new large-scale 12 CO J = 3 − 2 map was obtained from the China-Cologne Observation for SubMillimeter Astronomy (CCOSMA) 3m radio telescope. Based on the ATLASGAL catalog, we have identified 27 dust clumps in the filament. Through the relationship between the mass and radius of these clumps, 67% of these clumps are dense and massive enough to potentially form massive stars. The obtained CFE is ∼11% in the filament. The filament has a linear mass density of ∼305 M⊙ pc−1, which is smaller than its critical mass to length ratio. This suggests that the external pressure from the neighboring H II regions may help prevent the filament from dispersing under the effects of turbulence. Comparing the energy injection from outflows and H II regions in the filament, the ionization feedback from the H II regions can help maintain the observed turbulence.


Keywords stars: formation —stars: early-type — ISM: H II regions — ISM: individual (CFG028.68-0.28, IRDC G28.53-0.25, and N49)

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