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Preliminary Results of a Survey of Ultracompact H II Regions

  • A. J. Walsh (a1), A. R. Hyland (a2), G. Robinson (a3), T. L. Bourke (a3) and S. D. James (a3)...


Ultracompact H II regions are small, dense regions of ionised gas surrounding high-mass stars which are still embedded in their natal molecular clouds. A survey of such regions has been commenced in an attempt to improve our understanding of the processes of high-mass star formation. The initial stages of the survey have involved selection of likely candidates from the IRAS Point Source Catalogue, correlation with radio continuum emission at 4·85 GHz and subsequent observations of methanol maser emission at 6·668 GHz. Preliminary results of the methanol maser survey are given.



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