Monday, July 29, 2013

1307.6928 (Rathin Sarma et al.)

O~{\small VI} absorption in the Milky Way along the Large Magellanic Cloud lines of sight    [PDF]

Rathin Sarma, Amit Pathak, Ananta C. Pradhan, Jayant Murthy, Jayanta K. Sarma
We have used \textit{Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE)} observations of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) to determine the O {\small VI} column densities in the Milky Way (MW) towards 6 LMC lines of sight. The mean column density of O {\small VI} in the MW is found to be log N(O {\small VI})=14.257$_{-0.084}^{+0.096}$. The results confirm the patchiness of O {\small VI} absorption in the MW and the column densities are higher or comparable to the LMC.
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