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Millimeter and Optical Observations of Translucent Molecular Clouds

van Dishoeck, E. F. and Black, J. H. and Phillips, T. G. (1990) Millimeter and Optical Observations of Translucent Molecular Clouds. In: Submillimetre Astronomy. Astrophysics and Space Science Library. No.158. Springer , Dordrecht, pp. 103-104. ISBN 9789401568524.

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Translucent molecular clouds with total visual extinctions A_ᴠᵗᵒᵗ ≈ 2−5 mag are of interest because they occupy the middle ground of parameter space between the classical diffuse molecular clouds, such as the ζ Oph cloud (A_ᴠᵗᵒᵗ ≈1 mag), and the dark clouds, such as TMC-1 (A_ᴠᵗᵒᵗ ≥ 10 mag). They have the advantage that they can be studied both by millimeter emission line techniques, as well as by optical absorption line observations, provided that there is a bright star located behind the cloud. The high-latitude molecular clouds fall into the same category.

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Additional Information:© 1990 Kluwer Academic Publishers. The CSO is supported by NSF grant AST 83-11849.
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Subject Keywords:Molecular Cloud, Column Density, Bright Star, Dark Cloud, Caltech Submillimeter Observatory
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Issue or Number:158
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