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Open Access item Molecular survey of CRL618

Authors:Pardo Carrión, Juan Ramón
Cernicharo, José
Goicoechea, Javier R.
Guélin, Michel
Asensio Ramos, Andrés
Keywords:Line identification, Surveys, Stars: post-AGB-stars: carbon-rich, Stars: circumstellar matter, Stars: individual: CRL 618, ISM: molecules, Radio lines: stars
Issue Date:1-Mar-2007
Abstract:We present the complete data set, model and line identification of a survey of the emission from the C-rich protoplanetary nebula CRL 618 performed with the IRAM-30m telescope in the following frequency ranges: 80.25-115.75 GHz, 131.25-179.25 GHz, and 204.25-275.250 GHz. A selection of lines from different species has been used in previous works to derive the structure of the source, its physical conditions and the chemical abundances in the different gas regions. In this work, we have used this information to run a global simulation of the spectrum in order to check the consistency of the model and to ease the task of line identification. The total number of lines that have a correspondence in both data and model is ~3100, although quite often in this object many lines blend into complex features so that the model, that takes into account line blending, is a key tool at this stage of the analysis. Of all the lines that we have been able to label, ~55% of them belong to the different forms of HC3N, and ~18% to those of HC5N. The density of remaining unidentified features above the 3σ limit is only one per ~2.1 GHz (74 features), which is unprecedented in the analysis of this type of large millimeter-wave line surveys.
Description:Accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal (November 2006).
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