We present measurements of the integrated flux relative to the local background of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds and the region 30 Doradus (the Tarantula Nebula) in the LMC in four frequency bands centered at 245, 400, 460, and 630 GHz, based on observations made with the TopHat telescope. We combine these observations with the corresponding measurements for the DIRBE bands 8, 9, and 10 to cover the frequency range 245-3000 GHz (100-1220 mum) for these objects. We present spectra for all three objects and fit these spectra to a single-component graybody emission model and report best-fit dust temperatures, optical depths, and emissivity power-law indices, and we compare these results with other measurements in these regions and elsewhere. Using published dust grain opacities, we estimate the mass of the measured dust component in the three regions.
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
- Magellanic Clouds
- galaxies : ISM
- dust, extinction
- infrared : galaxies