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The red MSX source survey: The massive young stellar population of our galaxy

Lumsden, S.L., Hoare, M.G., Urquhart, J.S., Oudmaijer, R.D., Davies, B., Mottram, J.C., Cooper, H.D.B., Moore, T.J.T. (2013) The red MSX source survey: The massive young stellar population of our galaxy. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 208 (1). p. 11. ISSN 0067-0049. (doi:10.1088/0067-0049/208/1/11) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

We present the Red MSX Source survey, the largest statistically selected catalog of young massive protostars and H II regions to date. We outline the construction of the catalog using mid- and near-infrared color selection. We also discuss the detailed follow up work at other wavelengths, including higher spatial resolution data in the infrared. We show that within the adopted selection bounds we are more than 90% complete for the massive protostellar population, with a positional accuracy of the exciting source of better than 2 arcsec. We briefly summarize some of the results that can be obtained from studying the properties of the objects in the catalog as a whole; we find evidence that the most massive stars form: (1) preferentially nearer the Galactic center than the anti-center; (2) in the most heavily reddened environments, suggestive of high accretion rates; and (3) from the most massive cloud cores.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1088/0067-0049/208/1/11
Uncontrolled keywords: Galaxy: stellar content, infrared: stars, stars: formation, stars: late-type, stars: pre-main sequence, surveys
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB460 Astrophysics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: James Urquhart
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 12:19 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52196 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Urquhart, J.S.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1605-8050
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