Molecular Gas and the Nuclear Star Cluster in IC 342: Sufficient Inflow for Recurring Star Formation Events?

@article{Schinnerer2003MolecularGA,
  title={Molecular Gas and the Nuclear Star Cluster in IC 342: Sufficient Inflow for Recurring Star Formation Events?},
  author={E. Schinnerer and T. Boeker and D. Meier},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={591}
}
  • E. Schinnerer, T. Boeker, D. Meier
  • Published 2003
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We present high spatial resolution (12) millimeter-interferometric observations of the 12CO (2-1) line emission in the central 300 pc of the late-type spiral galaxy IC 342. The data, obtained with the Owens Valley Radio Observatory, allow first-time detection of a molecular gas disk that coincides with the luminous young stellar cluster in the nucleus of IC 342. The nuclear CO disk has a diameter of ~30 pc and a molecular gas mass of M ~ 2 × 105 M☉. It connects via two faint CO bridges to the… CONTINUE READING

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