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|Study of Molecular Clouds and Star Formation in the Region of IC 2118|
We carried out a12CO survey of molecular clouds in the regionof the reflection nebula IC 2118. Our observations covered the wholearea of IC 2118 (~ 6 deg2) with a 2'.6 beam at a 4' gridspacing. We identified six molecular clouds. Based on a literaturesearch we found a distance value of 210 pc for the reflection nebula andits associated molecular clouds, indicating that the clouds are probablyinteracting with the Orion--Eridanus Bubble. Using this distance value,we determined the physical properties of the clouds. We also made anobjective prism search for Hα emission stars in the region inorder to find possible solar-type stars born in the clouds, andidentified 46 candidate pre-main-sequence stars. Their spectroscopicfollow-up is in progress. Seven of them have so far proved to be T Tauristars.
|Accurate Positions for MCG Galaxies|
We have measured accurate celestial coordinates for 4741 extragalacticobjects, primarily drawn from a list of MCG galaxies with no recentlypublished accurate positions. The standard deviations in the newpositions depend slightly on the measurement method but are on the orderof 1.0" to 1.2". Standard deviations in the original MCG positions areconfirmed to be at the 1.5′-2.0′ level. These new positionswere integrated into NED in 1997 December.
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