VVV search for new young clusters towards the star forming regions in our galaxy

First results

Jura Borissova*, Radostin Kurtev, Stuart Folkes, Étienne Artigau, Valentin Ivanov, Dante Minniti, Philip Lucas, Francisco Penaloza, Stuart Sale, Eduardo Bica, Charles Bonatto, Márcio Catelan, Maren Hempel, Monica Zoccali, Ignacio Toledo, Douglas Geisler, Christian Moni Bidin, Andrea Ahumada, Rodolfo Barba, Richard De Grijs & 2 others Andrés Jordán, Gustavo Baume

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

One of the main goals of the "VVV - Vista Variables in the Via Lactea" ESO Large Survey is to search for new star clusters of different ages. In order to trace the early stages of star clusters formation we carrying out a survey of infrared star cluster candidates and stellar groups in the directions of known massive star formation regions. To date, we have identified 47 candidates. Most of them appear compact (with small angular sizes) and very young.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStar clusters in the era of large surveys
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of Symposium 5 of JENAM 2010
EditorsAndrâe Moitinho, Joäao Alves
Place of PublicationBerlin ; New York
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages101-103
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783642221132
ISBN (Print)9783642221125
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event5th JENAM Symposium: Star Clusters in the Era of Large Surveys, JENAM 2010 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 Sep 201010 Sep 2010

Conference

Conference5th JENAM Symposium: Star Clusters in the Era of Large Surveys, JENAM 2010
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period9/09/1010/09/10

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