Tuesday, July 23, 2013

1307.5356 (C. Moni Bidin et al.)

OB stars in the Leading Arm of the Magellanic Stream    [PDF]

C. Moni Bidin, D. I. Casetti-Dinescu, R. A. Mendez, T. M. Girard, K. Vieira, V. I. Korchagin, W. F. van Altena
We present our spectroscopic program aimed to study some new interesting features recently discovered in the Magellanic Cloud System. These were revealed by the spatial distribution of OB-type candidate stars, selected based on UV, optical and IR photometry and proper motions from existing large-area catalogs. As a pilot study of our project, we are studying OB-star candidates in the Leading Arm (LA) of the Magellanic Stream, a gaseous tidal structure with no stellar counterpart known so far. Our targets group in three clumps near regions of high HI density in the LA. If confirmed, these young stars would evidence recent star formation in the LA, and they would help better understand and constrain the formation of the LA and its interactions with the Milky Way.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.5356

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