Fourier Transform Spectroscopy of the submillimetre continuum emission from hot molecular cores

We have used a Fourier Transform Spectrometer on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope to study the submillimetre continuum emission from dust in three hot molecular cores (HMC). The spectral index β of the dust emission for these sources has been determined solely within the 30GHz wide 350GHz (850μm) passband to an accuracy comparable to those determined… CONTINUE READING