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Name OT2_ctibbs_1
Title Exploring the role of CII in current Spinning Dust Models


DOI 10.5270/esa-mnmv8tf
Author tibbs, c.
Description We propose HIFI observations of the CII fine structure line at 158 micron (1.9THz) in 22 pointings distributed across four Galactic anomalous emission regions (the Perseus cloud, LDN 1780, LDN 675 and LDN 1111). The currently favoured explanation for the observed anomalous microwave emission is that of electric dipole radiation from rapidly rotating small dust grains (PAHs and-or VSGs), commonly referred to as spinning dust. Although this hypothesis predicts that the source of the excess emission is due to dust, the small dust grains are sensitive to the ionisation state of the gas, and hence the spinning dust models have a dependancy on the abundance of the major gas ions. CII observations will enable us to investigate this dependancy, and combining these observations with the available mid- to far-IR observations will permit a complete analysis of the role of both the dust and gas in regions of anomalous emission. We request a total of 14.9 hrs of HIFI observing time.
Instrument HIFI_HifiPoint_load
Temporal Coverage 2013-04-28T15:29:38Z/2013-04-28T17:02:02Z
Version SPG v14.1.0
Mission Description 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 ┬Ám range, bridging the gap between earlier infrared space missions and groundbased facilities.
Creator Contact https://support.cosmos.esa.int/herschel/
Date Published 2013-10-28T16:18:23Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-10-28T16:18:23Z, OT2_ctibbs_1, SPG v14.1.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mnmv8tf