Distances to the high-Galactic latitude molecular clouds G192-67 and MBM 23-24

Catherine E. Grant, David N. Burrows

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We report on distance determinations for two high-Galactic latitude cloud complexes, G192-67 and MBM 23-24. No distance determination exists in the literature for either cloud. Thirty-four early-type stars were observed toward the two clouds, more than half of which have parallaxes measured by the Hipparcos satellite. For the remaining stars, we have made spectroscopic distance estimates. The data consist of high-resolution echelle spectra centered on the Na I D lines and were obtained over six nights at the Coudé Feed telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Interstellar absorption lines were detected toward some of the stars, which enabled estimates of the distances to the clouds of 109 ± 14 pc for G192-67 and 139 ± 33 pc for MBM 23-24. We discuss the relationship of these clouds to other ISM features such as the Local Hot Bubble and the local cavity in neutral hydrogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-249
Number of pages7
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1 PART 1
StatePublished - May 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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