The RMS survey: Radio observations of candidate massive YSOs in the southern hemisphere

Urquhart, J.S. and Busfield, A.L. and Hoare, Melvin G. and Lumsden, Stuart L. and Clarke, A.J. and Moore, Toby J.T. and Mottram, Joseph C. and Oudmaijer, Rene D. (2006) The RMS survey: Radio observations of candidate massive YSOs in the southern hemisphere. In: UNSPECIFIED. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921307002700) (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

The Red MSX Source (RMS) survey (Hoare et al. 2005) is a multi-wavelength programme of follow-up observations designed to distinguish between genuine massive young stellar objects (MYSOs) and other embedded or dusty objects, such as ultra compact (UC) HII regions, evolved stars and planetary nebulae (PNe). We have identified nearly 2000 MYSOs candidates by comparing the colours of MSX and 2MASS point sources to those of known MYSOs. There are several other types of embedded or dust enshrouded objects that have similar colours as MYSOs and contaminate our sample. Two sources of contamination are from UCHII regions and PNe, both of which can be identified from the radio emission emitted by their ionised nebulae. In order to identify UCHII regions and PNe that contaminate our sample we have conducted high resolution radio continuum observations at 3.6 and 6 cm of all southern MYSOs candidates (235 < l < 350) using the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA). © 2007 International Astronomical Union.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
Uncontrolled keywords: Radio continuum: stars, Stars: early-type, Stars: formation, Stars: pre-main sequence
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: 30 Nov 2015 16:49 UTC
Last Modified: 31 May 2018 11:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52248 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Urquhart, J.S.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1605-8050
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