|Anatomy of Class 0 Protostellar Envelopes in their far-IR Spectrum
|During the Science Demonstration Phase, Herschel.s instrumentation has proven its outstanding capabilities to provide an unprecedented view of far-infrered spectra at the 50-670 microns regime. We propose a program to obtain spectra with the PACS Intergral Field- and SPIRE FTS Spectrometers of luminous and nearby (d&amp;lt;400 pc) low-mass protostellar envelopes previously categorized as Class 0 sources. Our sample includes well studied sources which can be considered as templates of this early evolutionary stage of protostars. This selection of densely clustered, double and relatively well separated individual protostars consists the largest Herschel sample for which spectra will be taken in entire wavelength range. PACS detections of water, OH and [OI] lines will be used to determine the fundamental properties (such as density, temperature, infall rate, and molecular abundance and accretion rate) of the interacting components of a protostellar system: the infalling envelopes, disks and outflows. SPIRE data is expected to reveal lower state water lines and help to derive the gas temperature and density via the CO intermediate-level rotational lines. We aim to provide a valuable spectral reference database for better understanding and testing the theory of the earliest phases of star formation and we can examine the role of interaction between protostars in dense groups and multiple systems.
|The Herschel SPIRE Fourier Transform Spectrometer Spectral Feature Finder - II. Estimating radial velocity of SPIRE spectral observation sources . Scott Jeremy P. et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society . null . null . 2020MNRAS.496.4894S ,
The Herschel SPIRE Fourier Transform Spectrometer Spectral Feature Finder - III. Line identification and off-axis spectra . Benson Chris S. et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society . null . null . 2020MNRAS.496.4906B ,
The Herschel SPIRE Fourier Transform Spectrometer Spectral Feature Finder I. The Spectral Feature Finder and Catalogue . Hopwood R. et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society . null . null . 2020MNRAS.496.4874H ,
|Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009! It is the fourth 'cornerstone' mission in the ESA science programme. With a 3.5 m Cassegrain telescope it is the largest space telescope ever launched. It is performing photometry and spectroscopy in approximately the 55-671 µm range, bridging the gap between earlier infrared space missions and groundbased facilities.
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|European Space Agency
|European Space Agency, 2013, GT1_rvavrek_1, SPG v14.2.2. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-c1gll8s