The earliest stages of star formation in the Ophiuchus molecular cloud
Beijing (SPX) Feb 09, 2015
Molecular cores are dense condensations within molecular clouds, in which stars are born. Guoyin Zhang et al. obtained 350 um dust continuum data using the SHARC-II camera at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) telescope.
A 350 um map covering 0.25 deg2 of the Ophiuchus molecular cloud was created by mosaicing 56 separate scans. 75 cores have been identified on this high angular re —> Read More Here