The molecular cloud S242: physical environment and star formation activities

  title={The molecular cloud S242: physical environment and star formation activities},
  author={Lokesh K. Dewangan and T. Baug and Devendra K. Ojha and P. Janardhan and R. Devaraj and A. Luna},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
We present a multi-wavelength study to probe the star formation (SF) processes on a larger scale (~1.05 deg x 0.56 deg) around the S242 site. The S242 molecular cloud is depicted in a velocity range from -3.25 to 4.55 km/s and has 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) evident in the Herschel column density map and the EFS has an observed mass per unit… 

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