The Class 0 source Barnard 1c: MMMost recent results

Brenda Matthews, Edwin Bergin, Antonio Crapsi, Michiel Hogerheijde, Jes Jørgensen, Dan Marrone, Ramprasand Rao

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We present our most recent results from an ongoing study of the Class 0 source Barnard 1c in Perseus. This source is of particular interest because it exhibits evidence of strong alignment of grains all the way to the core's centre, which is contrary to all other low-mass protostellar cores observed to date. Our goal is to clarify the source of poor alignment in other sources by identifying the source of strong alignment in B1c. A central cavity has been identified in N2H+ emission; its anticorrelation with C18O emission suggests that heating in the centre has released CO from grain mantles, in turn destroying N2H+. We present sensitivity-limited, high spatial resolution polarimetry data from the SubMillimeter Array and discuss the potential implications of these data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 2008


  • ISM: individual (Barnard 1c, B1c)
  • ISM: magnetic fields
  • Polarization
  • Stars: formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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