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G305 Star-forming Region. I. Newly Classified Hot Stars

Borissova, Jura and Roman-Lopes, Alexandre and Covey, Kevin and Medina, Nicolas and Kurtev, Radostin and Roman-Zuniga, Carlos and Kuhn, M. A. and Contreras Peña, Carlos and Lucas, Philip and Ramirez Alegria, Sebastian and Minniti, Dante and Kounkel, Marina and Stringfellow, Guy and Barbá, Rodolfo H. and Suárez, Genaro (2019) G305 Star-forming Region. I. Newly Classified Hot Stars. Astronomical Journal, 158 (1). Art. No. 46. ISSN 1538-3881. doi:10.3847/1538-3881/ab276b.

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The relatively nearby star-forming complex G305 is one of the most luminous H II regions in the Galaxy, and it contains several sites and epochs of star formation. Using a combination of near-infrared photometry from "Vista Variables in Via Lactea" ESO Large Public Survey, SDSS-IV APOGEE-2 spectra, and Gaia DR2 photometry and astrometry, we report on 29 OB type, Wolf–Rayet, and emission-line stars, 18 of which are newly classified. Most of these hot stars belongs to the main sequence, although some stars of class I are also proposed. The mean radial velocity is RV = −41.8 km s^(-1). The average spectroscopic distance is 3.2 ± 1.6 kpc, while the Gaia DR2 average distance is 3.7 ± 1.8 kpc. Eight objects show light-curve variations with amplitudes greater than 0.5 mag in the K S band.

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Borissova, Jura0000-0002-5936-7718
Roman-Lopes, Alexandre0000-0002-1379-4204
Covey, Kevin0000-0001-6914-7797
Medina, Nicolas0000-0002-4684-1927
Roman-Zuniga, Carlos0000-0001-8600-4798
Kuhn, M. A.0000-0002-0631-7514
Lucas, Philip0000-0002-8872-4462
Ramirez Alegria, Sebastian0000-0002-7754-9785
Minniti, Dante0000-0002-7064-099X
Kounkel, Marina0000-0002-5365-1267
Stringfellow, Guy0000-0003-1479-3059
Suárez, Genaro0000-0002-2011-4924
Additional Information:© 2019 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2019 January 24; revised 2019 May 31; accepted 2019 June 3; published 2019 July 8. We acknowledge a very constructive report by the anonymous referee. Funding for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV has been provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, and the Participating Institutions. SDSS-IV acknowledges support and resources from the Center for High-Performance Computing at the University of Utah. The SDSS website is SDSS-IV is managed by the Astrophysical Research Consortium for the Participating Institutions of the SDSS Collaboration including the Brazilian Participation Group, the Carnegie Institution for Science, Carnegie Mellon University, the Chilean Participation Group, the French Participation Group, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, The Johns Hopkins University, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU)/University of Tokyo, the Korean Participation Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Leibniz Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (MPIA Heidelberg), Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA Garching), Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), National Astronomical Observatories of China, New Mexico State University, New York University, University of Notre Dame, Observatário Nacional/MCTI, The Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, United Kingdom Participation Group, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, University of Arizona, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Oxford, University of Portsmouth, University of Utah, University of Virginia, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Yale University. We gratefully acknowledge data from the ESO Public Survey program ID 179.B-2002 taken with the VISTA telescope, and products from the Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit (CASU). This work has made use of data from the European Space Agency (ESA) mission Gaia (, processed by the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC, Funding for the DPAC has been provided by national institutions, in particular the institutions participating in the Gaia Multilateral Agreement. Support is provided by the Ministry for the Economy, Development and Tourism, Programa Iniciativa Cientica Milenio grant IC120009, awarded to the Millennium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS). D.M. is supported by the BASAL Center for Astrophysics and Associated Technologies (CATA) through grant AFB170002 and by FONDECYT No. 1170121. C.R.Z. acknowledges support from program UNAM-DGAP- PAPIIT IN 108117, Mexico. S.R.A. thanks the support by the FONDECYT Iniciacion project No. 11171025 and the CONICYT + PAI "Concurso Nacional Insercion de Capital Humano Avanzado en la Academia 2017" project PAI 79170089. A. Roman-Lopes acknowledges financial support provided in Chile by Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT) through the FONDECYT project 1170476 and by the QUIMAL project 130001.
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Alfred P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)UNSPECIFIED
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Gaia Multilateral AgreementUNSPECIFIED
Iniciativa Científica Milenio del Ministerio de Economía, Fomento y TurismoIC120009
Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FONDECYT)1170121
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)108117
Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FONDECYT)11171025
Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT)PAI 79170089
Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FONDECYT)1170476
QUIMAL Project130001
Subject Keywords:Galaxy: stellar content – infrared: stars – stars: massive – stars: Wolf–Rayet – stars: variables: general
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Official Citation:Jura Borissova et al 2019 AJ 158 46
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:10 Jul 2019 16:54
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