Accession Number : AD0681708

Title :   DISCOVERY OF AN INTENSE OH EMISSION SOURCE,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA OWENS VALLEY RADIO OBSERVATORY

Personal Author(s) : Eliasson,B. ; Bartlett,J. F.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This letter reports the discovery of a bright OH emission source at 1612.231 MHz in the constellation Canis Major. The source was discovered with the Owens Valley interferometer in October, 1968. There is a bright infrared object listed close to the position of the source in the Caltech catalog of infrared stars (Neugebauer and Leighton 1968). This infrared object has been identified with an irregular variable, VY Canis Majoris. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INTERSTELLAR MATTER, FREE RADICALS), (*FREE RADICALS, *EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIO WAVES), INFRARED RADIATION, VARIABLE STARS, RADIO INTERFEROMETERS, BRIGHTNESS, MEASUREMENT, POLARIZATION, S BAND, HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS, OXIDES

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE