Warm H 2 in the Galactic center region ⋆

  • N. J. Rodŕıguez-Fernández, J. Mart́ın-Pintado, +3 authors S. Hüttemeister
  • Published 2000
We present ISO observations of several H2 pure-rotational lines (from S(0) to S(5)) towards a sample of 16 molecular clouds distributed along the central ∼ 500 pc of the Galaxy. We also present CO and CO J = 1 → 0 and J = 2 → 1 observations of these sources made with the IRAM-30m telescope. With the CO data we derive H2 densities of 10 3.5−4.0 cm and H2… CONTINUE READING