The origin of CII emission in the Large Magellanic Cloud

  • Published : 2004.04.01


We compare the distribution of HI 21cm, HII 6563 AA, and CII 157.7 micron m line emission over the entire Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Bright CII emission is associated with HII regions and their surroundings, with a good correlation between CII and Halpha filaments. Diffuse CII emission is also detected in regions with no HII emission. We found a reasonably good correlation between the extended CII emission and HI emission. (omitted)