Detection of the fluorescent emission of hydrogen in the Taurus cloud

  • Published : 2004.04.01


We detected and analyzed molecular hydrogen fluorescence in the Taurus Cloud using the Far-ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph (FIMS) on the STSAT-1 which was launched at SeP. 27 2003. FIMS is optimized for observing diffuse emission lines in the interstellar medium in the wavelength bands of 900-l150 and 1300-1700 angstrom. The Taurus region is a local molecular cloud which is good for studying molecular hydrogen fluorescence emissions. (omitted)