On Amidogen, NH2, in Extragalactic Sources

Amidogen was detected with ALMA within cycle 0 observations in the unnamed foreground galaxy at z ≈ 0.89 toward the blazar PKS 1830–211 by
S. Muller, F. Combes, M. Guélin, et al.,
An ALMA Early Science survey of molecular absorption lines toward PKS 1830–211 – Analysis of the absorption profiles
Astron. Astrophys. 566, (2014) Art. No. A112.
The strongest J = 1.5 – 1.5 and the weaker 1.5 – 0.5 fine structure components of the 110 – 101 transition of para-amidogen at 462446.5 and around 461440 MHz were detected in absorption, the latter with partially resolved 14N hyperfine splitting.

Contributor(s): H. S. P. Müller; 07, 2014.