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New Young Star Candidates in the Taurus-Auriga Region as Selected from the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer

Rebull, L. M. and Koenig, X. P. and Padgett, D. L. and Terebey, S. and McGehee, P. M. and Hillenbrand, L. A. and Knapp, G. R. and Leisawitz, D. T. and Liu, W. and Noriega-Crespo, A. and Ressler, M. E. and Stapelfeldt, K. R. and Fajardo-Acosta, S. and Mainzer, A. (2011) New Young Star Candidates in the Taurus-Auriga Region as Selected from the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 196 (1). Art. No. 4. ISSN 0067-0049. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20110926-073929698

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Abstract

The Taurus Molecular Cloud subtends a large solid angle on the sky, in excess of 250 deg^2. The search for legitimate Taurus members to date has been limited by sky coverage as well as the challenge of distinguishing members from field interlopers. The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer has recently observed the entire sky, and we take advantage of the opportunity to search for young stellar object (YSO) candidate Taurus members from a ~260 deg^2 region designed to encompass previously identified Taurus members. We use near- and mid-infrared colors to select objects with apparent infrared excesses and incorporate other catalogs of ancillary data to present a list of rediscovered Taurus YSOs with infrared excesses (taken to be due to circumstellar disks), a list of rejected YSO candidates (largely galaxies), and a list of 94 surviving candidate new YSO-like Taurus members. There is likely to be contamination lingering in this candidate list, and follow-up spectra are warranted.


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Rebull, L. M.0000-0001-6381-515X
Padgett, D. L.0000-0001-5334-5107
McGehee, P. M.0000-0003-0948-6716
Knapp, G. R.0000-0002-9259-1164
Noriega-Crespo, A.0000-0002-6296-8960
Stapelfeldt, K. R.0000-0002-2805-7338
Fajardo-Acosta, S.0000-0001-9309-0102
Additional Information:© 2011 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2011 April 28; accepted 2011 June 24; published 2011 August 19. This publication makes use of data products from the Wide field Infrared Survey Explorer, which is 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. This research has made use of NASA’s Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Abstract Service, and of the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France. This research has made use of data products from the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), which is a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation. These data were served by the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This research has made use of the Digitized Sky Surveys, which were produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAGW-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope. The plates were processed into the present compressed digital form with the permission of these institutions. The research described in this paper was partially carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Classification Code:PACS: 97.21.+a; 97.30.Sw; 97.10.Fy; 97.10.Bt; 98.70.Lt
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