Liu, Wilson M. and Padgett, Deborah L. and Leisawitz, David and Fajardo-Acosta, Sergio and Koenig, Xavier P. (2011) Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Observations of Young Stellar Objects in the Western Circinus Molecular Cloud. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 733 (1). Art. No. L2. ISSN 0004-637X http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20110829-105915391
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The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer has uncovered a population of young stellar objects (YSOs) in the Western Circinus molecular cloud. Images show the YSOs to be clustered into two main groups that are coincident with dark filamentary structure in the nebulosity. Analysis of photometry shows numerous Class I and II objects. The locations of several of these objects are found to correspond to known dense cores and CO outflows. Class I objects tend to be concentrated in dense aggregates, and Class II objects more evenly distributed throughout the region.
|Additional Information:||© 2011 American Astronomical Society. Received 2010 December 15; accepted 2011 April 12; published 2011 April 27. This publication makes use of data products from the Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer, a joint project of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. W.M.L. acknowledges support from WISE and the WISE Science Data Center. This research made use of the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.|
|Subject Keywords:||infrared: stars; stars: formation; stars: pre-main sequence|
|Classification Code:||PACS; 97.21.+a; 95.85.Hp; 97.10.Fy; 98.38.Dq; 98.38.Fs|
|Official Citation:||Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Observations of Young Stellar Objects in the Western Circinus Molecular Cloud Wilson M. Liu et al. 2011 ApJ 733 L2|
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|Deposited By:||Jason Perez|
|Deposited On:||01 Sep 2011 21:12|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 13:38|
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