A systematic search for massive young stars in the Galaxy - the RMS survey



Hoare, MG, Lumsden, SL, Oudmaijer, RD, Busfield, AL, King, TL and Moore, TLJ
(2004) A systematic search for massive young stars in the Galaxy - the RMS survey.

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Abstract

We have selected red MSX sources (RMS) that have the colours of massive young stellar objects (MYSOs). Our aim is to generate a large, systematically selected sample to address questions such as their luminosity function, lifetimes, clustering and triggering. Other objects such as UCHIIs, PN, PPN and AGB stars have similar IR colours and a large programme of ground-based follow-up observations is underway to identify and eliminate these from the sample of the red MSX sources. These include radio continuum observations, kinematic distances, ground-based mid-IR imaging, near-IR imaging and spectroscopy to distinguish. We report the progress of these campaigns on the 3000 candidates, with initial indications showing that a substantial fraction are indeed massive YSOs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 3 pages, 4 figures Talk in conference: Milky Way surveys, the structure and evolution of our Galaxy, Boston 2003
Uncontrolled Keywords: astro-ph, astro-ph
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 15:25
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2022 20:10
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3007050