The Molecular Cloud S242: Physical Environment and Star-formation Activities

@article{Dewangan2017TheMC,
  title={The Molecular Cloud S242: Physical Environment and Star-formation Activities},
  author={Lokesh K. Dewangan and Tapas Baug and Devendra K. Ojha and P. Janardhan and R. Devaraj and A. Luna},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={845}
}
We present a multi-wavelength study to probe the star-formation (SF) processes on a larger scale ( ) around the S242 site. The S242 molecular cloud is depicted in a velocity range from −3.25 to 4.55 km s−1 and has a spatially elongated appearance. Based on the virial analysis, the cloud is prone to gravitational collapse. The cloud harbors an elongated filamentary structure (EFS; length ∼25 pc), which is evident in the Herschel column density map, and the EFS has an observed mass per unit… 

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