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Bloemen et al. 1984

Bloemen, J.B.G.M., P.A. Caraveo, W. Hermsen, F. Lebrun, R.J. Maddalena, A.W. Strong, and P. Thaddeus, 1984: Gamma rays from atomic and molecular gas in the large complex of clouds in Orion and Monoceros. Astron. Astrophys., 139, 37-42.

A comparison of COS-B gamma-ray observations of the large complex of interstellar clouds in Orion and Monoceros with the Columbia CO and Berkeley H I surveys of this region reveals a good correlation between gamma-ray emission and total gas distribution. The observed gamma-ray emission is explainable in terms of interactions of cosmic rays that are uniformly distributed in this region with the interstellar gas. The correlation is used as the basis of a calibration of the ratio between H2 column density and the integrated CO line intensity; the value of (2.6±1.2) × 1020 mol/cm2K km s thereby obtained is consistent with the value derived from a similar analysis for the inner galaxy.

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@article{bl04000r,
  author={Bloemen, J. B. G. M. and Caraveo, P. A. and Hermsen, W. and Lebrun, F. and Maddalena, R. J. and Strong, A. W. and Thaddeus, P.},
  title={Gamma rays from atomic and molecular gas in the large complex of clouds in Orion and Monoceros},
  year={1984},
  journal={Astron. Astrophys.},
  volume={139},
  pages={37--42},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - bl04000r
AU  - Bloemen, J. B. G. M.
AU  - Caraveo, P. A.
AU  - Hermsen, W.
AU  - Lebrun, F.
AU  - Maddalena, R. J.
AU  - Strong, A. W.
AU  - Thaddeus, P.
PY  - 1984
TI  - Gamma rays from atomic and molecular gas in the large complex of clouds in Orion and Monoceros
JA  - Astron. Astrophys.
VL  - 139
SP  - 37
EP  - 42
ER  -

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