Molecular Line Observations of the Tornado Nebula and its Eye

  title={Molecular Line Observations of the Tornado Nebula and its Eye},
  author={Jasmina Lazendic and M. Burton and Farhad Yusef-Zadeh and Mark Wardle and Anne J. Green and J. B. Z. Whiteoak},
  journal={Astronomische Nachrichten},
We present millimetre and NIR molecular-line observations of the Tornado nebula and its Eye. The observations were motivated by the presence of OH(1720 MHz) maser emission towards the nebula, believed to be an indicator of interaction between a supernova remnant and a molecular cloud. We found that the distribution of molecular gas around the Tornado complements its radio morphology, implying that the nebula’s appearance has been influenced by the structure of the surrou nding molecular gas… 

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