VLA Observations of Nine Extended Green Objects in the Milky Way: Ubiquitous Weak, Compact Continuum Emission, and Multi-epoch Emission from Methanol, Water, and Ammonia Masers

  title={VLA Observations of Nine Extended Green Objects in the Milky Way: Ubiquitous Weak, Compact Continuum Emission, and Multi-epoch Emission from Methanol, Water, and Ammonia Masers},
  author={A. P. M. Towner and Crystal L. Brogan and Todd R. Hunter and C. J. Cyganowski},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We have observed a sample of nine Extended Green Objects (EGOs) at 1.3 and 5 cm with the Very Large Array (VLA) with subarcsecond resolution and ∼7–14 μJy beam−1-sensitivities in order to characterize centimeter continuum emission as it first appears in these massive protoclusters. We find an EGO-associated continu um emission—within 1″ of the extended 4.5 μm emission—in every field, which is typically faint (order 101–102 μJy) and compact (unresolved at 0″.3–0″.5). The derived spectral indices… 


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