The giant molecular cloud complex, Sgr B2, was observed with the ISO Long Wavelength Spectrometer over the range 47-197 microns. The ground state rotational transitions of OH lie in the survey range and we have analysed results from the 16OH, 17OH and 18OH isotopomers. Absorption in these lines due to clouds along the line of sight towards Sgr B2 has allowed us to compare the isotopomer abundance at different galactocentric radii. This is an excellent test of previous results for the isotope ratios which were measured at radio wavelengths and generally required a double ratio with 12C/13C.
- Pub Date:
- February 2004
- 4 pages, 3 figures. (Co)authored by members of the MPIfR (Sub)millimeter Astronomy Group. To appear in the Proceedings of the 4th Cologne-Bonn-Zermatt-Symposium "The Dense Interstellar Medium in Galaxies" eds. S. Pfalzner, C. Kramer, C. Straubmeier, &