Leisa K. Townsley

    • 9215 Citations
    • 43 h-Index
    1992 …2018

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    2018

    The 155-day X-ray cycle of the very massive Wolf-Rayet star Melnick 34 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

    Pollock, A. M. T., Crowther, P. A., Tehrani, K., Broos, P. S. & Townsley, L. K., Mar 1 2018, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 474, 3, p. 3228-3236 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    6 Scopus citations

    The massive star-forming regions omnibus X-ray catalog, second installment

    Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Garmire, G. P., Anderson, G. E., Feigelson, E. D., Naylor, T. & Povich, M. S., Apr 2018, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 235, 2, 43.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    9 Scopus citations
    2017

    Candidate X-Ray-emitting OB Stars in MYStIX Massive Star-forming Regions

    Povich, M. S., Busk, H. A., Feigelson, E. D., Townsley, L. K. & Kuhn, M. A., Mar 20 2017, In : Astrophysical Journal. 838, 1, 61.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    4 Scopus citations

    Chandra X-ray observation of the young stellar cluster NGC 3293 in the Carina Nebula Complex

    Preibisch, T., Flaischlen, S., Gaczkowski, B., Townsley, L. & Broos, P., Sep 1 2017, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 605, A85.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    2 Scopus citations
    2016

    Rapid circumstellar disk evolution and an accelerating star formation rate in the infrared dark cloud M17 SWex

    Povich, M. S., Townsley, L. K., Robitaille, T. P., Broos, P. S., Orbin, W. T., King, R. R., Naylor, T. & Whitney, B. A., Jul 10 2016, In : Astrophysical Journal. 825, 2, 125.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    19 Scopus citations
    2015

    The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula survey: XX. the nature of the X-ray bright emission-line star VFTS 399

    Clark, J. S., Bartlett, E. S., Broos, P. S., Townsley, L. K., Taylor, W. D., Walborn, N. R., Bird, A. J., Sana, H., De Mink, S. E., Dufton, P. L., Evans, C. J., Langer, N., Maíz Apellániz, J., Schneider, F. R. N. & Soszyński, I., Jul 1 2015, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 579, A131.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    5 Scopus citations

    The X-ray Surveyor Mission: A concept study

    Gaskin, J. A., Weisskopf, M. C., Vikhlinin, A., Tananbaum, H. D., Bandler, S. R., Bautz, M. W., Burrows, D. N., Falcone, A. D., Harrison, F. A., Heilmann, R. K., Heinz, S., Hopkins, R. C., Kilbourne, C. A., Kouveliotou, C., Kraft, R. P., Kravtsov, A. V., McEntaffer, R. L., Natarajan, P., O'Dell, S. L., Petre, R. & 7 others, Prieskorn, Z. R., Ptak, A. F., Ramsey, B. D., Reid, P. B., Schnell, A. R., Schwartz, D. A. & Townsley, L. K., Jan 1 2015, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIX. Siegmund, O. H. W. & Siegmund, O. H. W. (eds.). SPIE, 96010J. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 9601).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    45 Scopus citations
    2014

    Age gradients in the stellar populations of massive star forming regions based on a new stellar chronometer

    Getman, K. V., Feigelson, E. D., Kuhn, M. A., Broos, P. S., Townsley, L. K., Naylor, T., Povich, M. S., Luhman, K. L. & Garmire, G. P., Jun 1 2014, In : Astrophysical Journal. 787, 2, 108.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    41 Scopus citations

    Chandra X-ray observation of the H ii region Gum 31 in the Carina nebula complex

    Preibisch, T., Mehlhorn, M., Townsley, L., Broos, P. & Ratzka, T., Apr 2014, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 564, A120.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    4 Scopus citations

    MYStIX first results: Spatial structures of massive young stellar clusters

    MYStIX Collaboration, Jan 1 2014, The Labyrinth of Star Formation - Conference Dedicated to Prof. Anthony Whitworth. Stamatellos, D., Ward-Thompson, D. & Goodwin, S. (eds.). Springer Netherlands, p. 453-457 5 p. (Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings; vol. 36).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    The massive star-forming regions omnibus X-ray catalog

    Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Garmire, G. P., Bouwman, J., Povich, M. S., Feigelson, E. D., Getman, K. V. & Kuhn, M. A., Jul 1 2014, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 213, 1, 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    43 Scopus citations
    2013

    Identifying young stars in massive star-forming regions for the MYStIX project

    Broos, P. S., Getman, K. V., Povich, M. S., Feigelson, E. D., Townsley, L. K., Naylor, T., Kuhn, M. A., King, R. R. & Busk, H. A., Dec 1 2013, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 209, 2, 32.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    41 Scopus citations

    Overview of the Massive Young Star-Forming Complex Study in Infrared and X-ray (MYStIX) project

    Feigelson, E. D., Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Busk, H. A., Getman, K. V., King, R. R., Kuhn, M. A., Naylor, T., Povich, M. S., Baddeley, A., Bate, M. R., Indebetouw, R., Luhman, K. L., McCaughrean, M. J., Pittard, J. M., Pudritz, R. E., Sills, A., Song, Y. & Wadsley, J., Dec 1 2013, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 209, 2, 26.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    63 Scopus citations
    24 Scopus citations

    The MYStIX infrared-excess source catalog

    Povich, M. S., Kuhn, M. A., Getman, K. V., Busk, H. A., Feigelson, E. D., Broos, P. S., Townsley, L. K., King, R. R. & Naylor, T., Dec 1 2013, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 209, 2, 31.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    35 Scopus citations
    2012

    Charge exchange in massive star-forming regions

    Montmerle, T. & Townsley, L. K., Apr 1 2012, In : Astronomische Nachrichten. 333, 4, p. 355-360 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    2 Scopus citations
    2011

    A catalog of Chandra X-ray sources in the Carina Nebula

    Broos, P. S., Townsley, L. K., Feigelson, E. D., Getman, K. V., Garmire, G. P., Preibisch, T., Smith, N., Babler, B. L., Hodgkin, S., Indebetouw, R., Irwin, M., King, R., Lewis, J., Majewski, S. R., McCaughrean, M. J., Meade, M. R. & Zinnecker, H., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 2.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    62 Scopus citations

    A Chandra acis study of the young star cluster trumpler 15 in Carina and correlation with near-infrared sources

    Wang, J., Feigelson, E. D., Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Getman, K. V., Wolk, S. J., Preibisch, T., Stassun, K. G., Moffat, A. F. J., Garmire, G., King, R. R., McCaughrean, M. & Zinnecker, H., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 11.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    36 Scopus citations

    A naive bayes source classifier for X-ray sources

    Broos, P. S., Getman, K. V., Povich, M. S., Townsley, L. K., Feigelson, E. D. & Garmire, G. P., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 4.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    34 Scopus citations

    An introduction to the Chandra Carina Complex Project

    Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Corcoran, M. F., Feigelson, E. D., Gagné, M., Montmerle, T., Oey, M. S., Smith, N., Garmire, G. P., Getman, K. V., Povich, M. S., Evans, N. R., Nazé, Y., Parkin, E. R., Preibisch, T., Wang, J., Wolk, S. J., Chu, Y. H., Cohen, D. H., Gruendl, R. A. & 15 others, Hamaguchi, K., King, R. R., Mac Low, M. M., McCaughrean, M. J., Moffat, A. F. J., Oskinova, L. M., Pittard, J. M., Stassun, K. G., Ud-Doula, A., Walborn, N. R., Waldron, W. L., Churchwell, E., Nichols, J. S., Owocki, S. P. & Schulz, N. S., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    80 Scopus citations

    A pan-carina young stellar object catalog: Intermediate-mass young stellar objects in the Carina Nebula identified via mid-infrared excess emission

    Povich, M. S., Smith, N., Majewski, S. R., Getman, K. V., Townsley, L. K., Babler, B. L., Broos, P. S., Indebetouw, R., Meade, M. R., Robitaille, T. P., Stassun, K. G., Whitney, B. A., Yonekura, Y. & Fukui, Y., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 14.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    82 Scopus citations

    Candidate X-ray-emitting ob stars in the Carina Nebula identified via infrared spectral energy distributions

    Povich, M. S., Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Gagné, M., Babler, B. L., Indebetouw, R., Majewski, S. R., Meade, M. R., Getman, K. V., Robitaille, T. P. & Townsend, R. H. D., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 6.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    35 Scopus citations

    Carina OB stars: X-ray signatures of wind shocks and magnetic fields

    Gagné, M., Fehon, G., Savoy, M. R., Cohen, D. H., Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Povich, M. S., Corcoran, M. F., Walborn, N. R., Evans, N. R., Moffat, A. F. J., Nazé, Y. & Oskinova, L. M., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 5.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    63 Scopus citations

    Global X-ray properties of the O and B stars in Carina

    Nazé, Y., Broos, P. S., Oskinova, L., Townsley, L. K., Cohen, D., Corcoran, M. F., Evans, N. R., Gagné, M., Moffat, A. F. J., Pittard, J. M., Rauw, G., Ud-Doula, A. & Walborn, N. R., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 7.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    80 Scopus citations

    Near-infrared properties of the X-ray-emitting young stellar objects in the Carina Nebula

    Preibisch, T., Hodgkin, S., Irwin, M., Lewis, J. R., King, R. R., McCaughrean, M. J., Zinnecker, H., Townsley, L. & Broos, P., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 10.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    36 Scopus citations

    Source contamination in X-ray studies of star-forming regions: Application to the Chandra Carina Complex Project

    Getman, K. V., Broos, P. S., Feigelson, E. D., Townsley, L. K., Povich, M. S., Garmire, G. P., Montmerle, T., Yonekura, Y. & Fukui, Y., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 3.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    25 Scopus citations

    The Chandra Carina Complex Project: Deciphering the enigma of Carina's diffuse X-ray emission

    Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Chu, Y. H., Gagné, M., Garmire, G. P., Gruendl, R. A., Hamaguchi, K., Mac Low, M. M., Montmerle, T., Nazé, Y., Oey, M. S., Park, S., Petre, R. & Pittard, J. M., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 15.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    44 Scopus citations

    The Chandra Carina Complex Project view of Trumpler 16

    Wolk, S. J., Broos, P. S., Getman, K. V., Feigelson, E. D., Preibisch, T., Townsley, L. K., Wang, J., Stassun, K. G., King, R. R., McCaughrean, M. J., Moffat, A. F. J. & Zinnecker, H., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 12.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    37 Scopus citations

    The Chandra survey of Carina OB stars

    Gagné, M., Fehon, G., Savoy, M. R., Cohen, D. H., Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Povich, M. S., Corcoran, M. F., Walborn, N. R., Moffat, A. F. J., Nazé, Y. & Oskinova, L. M., Jul 12 2011, Active OB stars: structure, evolution, mass loss, and critical limits. S272 ed. Cambridge University Press, p. 608-609 2 p. (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; vol. 6, no. S272).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    The integrated diffuse X-ray emission of the Carina Nebula compared to other massive star-forming regions

    Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Chu, Y. H., Gruendl, R. A., Oey, M. S. & Pittard, J. M., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 16.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    38 Scopus citations

    The search for low-mass companions of B stars in the Carina Nebula Cluster Trumpler 16

    Evans, N. R., Degioia-Eastwood, K., Gagné, M., Townsley, L., Broos, P., Wolk, S., Nazé, Y., Corcoran, M., Oskinova, L., Moffat, A. F. J., Wang, J. & Walborn, N. R., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 13.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    28 Scopus citations

    X-ray emission from the double-binary OB-star system QZ Car (HD 93206)

    Parkin, E. R., Broos, P. S., Townsley, L. K., Pittard, J. M., Moffat, A. F. J., Nazé, Y., Rauw, G., Oskinova, L. M. & Waldron, W. L., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 8.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    14 Scopus citations

    X-ray star clusters in the Carina Complex

    Feigelson, E. D., Getman, K. V., Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Povich, M. S., Garmire, G. P., King, R. R., Montmerle, T., Preibisch, T., Smith, N., Stassun, K. G., Wang, J., Wolk, S. & Zinnecker, H., May 1 2011, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 194, 1, 9.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    56 Scopus citations
    2010

    A chandra study of the rosette star-forming complex. III. the NGC2237 cluster and the region's star formation history

    Wang, J., Feigelson, E. D., Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Romn-Z̃iga, C. G., Lada, E. & Garmire, G., Jan 1 2010, In : Astrophysical Journal. 716, 1, p. 475-489 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    8 Scopus citations

    A smoking gun in the Carina nebula

    Hamaguchi, K., Corcoran, M. F., Ezoe, Y., Townsley, L., Broos, P., Gruendl, R. A., Vaidya, K., White, S. M., Strohmayer, T., Petre, R. & Chu, Y. H., Aug 26 2010, X-ray Astronomy-2009: Present Status, Multi-Wavelength Approach and Future Perspectives - Proceedings of the International Conference. p. 17-18 2 p. (AIP Conference Proceedings; vol. 1248).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Innovations in the analysis of chandra-acis observations

    Broos, P. S., Townsley, L. K., Feigelson, E. D., Getman, K. V., Bauer, F. E. & Garmire, G. P., Jan 1 2010, In : Astrophysical Journal. 714, 2, p. 1582-1605 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    176 Scopus citations

    Methods for estimating fluxes and absorptions of faint X-ray sources

    Getman, K. V., Feigelson, E. D., Broos, P. S., Townsley, L. K. & Garmire, G. P., Jan 1 2010, In : Astrophysical Journal. 708, 2, p. 1760-1771 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    37 Scopus citations
    2009

    A chandra study of the rosette star-forming complex. II. clusters in the rosette molecular cloud

    Wang, J., Feigelson, E. D., Townsley, L. K., Román-Zúñiga, C. G., Lada, E. & Garmire, G., Jan 1 2009, In : Astrophysical Journal. 696, 1, p. 47-65 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    28 Scopus citations

    An x-ray tour of massive-star-forming regions with Chandra

    Townsley, L. K., Jan 1 2009, Massive Stars. Cambridge University Press, p. 60-73 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    2 Scopus citations

    A smoking gun in the Carina Nebula

    Hamaguchi, K., Corcoran, M. F., Ezoe, Y., Townsley, L., Broos, P., Gruendl, R., Vaidya, K., White, S. M., Strohmayer, T., Petre, R. & Chu, Y. H., Jan 1 2009, In : Astrophysical Journal. 695, 1, p. L4-L9

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    18 Scopus citations

    Diffuse X-ray structures in massive star-forming regions

    Townsley, L. K., Nov 27 2009, The Local Bubble and Beyond II - Proceedings of the International Conference, LBB-II. Vol. 1156. p. 225-230 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    1 Scopus citations
    2008

    A Chandra study of the Rosette star-forming complex. I. The stellar population and structure of the young open cluster NGC 2244

    Wang, J., Townsley, L. K., Feigelson, E. D., Broos, P. S., Getman, K. V., Román-Zúñiga, C. G. & Lada, E., Mar 1 2008, In : Astrophysical Journal. 675, 1, p. 464-490 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    78 Scopus citations

    Orion continues to surprise

    O'Dell, C. R. & Townsley, L. K., Jan 18 2008, In : Science. 319, 5861, p. 289-290 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

    The diverse Stellar populations of the W3 star-forming complex

    Feigelson, E. D. & Townsley, L. K., Jan 20 2008, In : Astrophysical Journal. 673, 1, p. 354-362 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    49 Scopus citations
    2007

    An X-ray census of young stars in the massive southern star-forming complex NGC 6357

    Wang, J., Townsley, L. K., Feigelson, E. D., Getman, K. V., Broos, P. S., Garmire, G. P. & Tsujimoto, M., Jan 1 2007, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 168, 1, p. 100-127 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    49 Scopus citations

    An X-ray imaging study of the stellar population in RCW 49

    Tsujimoto, M., Feigelson, E. D., Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Getman, K. V., Wang, J., Garmire, G. P., Baba, D., Nagayama, T., Tamura, M. & Churchwell, E. B., Aug 10 2007, In : Astrophysical Journal. 665, 1 PART 1, p. 719-735 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    25 Scopus citations

    The young stellar population in M17 revealed by Chandra

    Broos, P. S., Feigelson, E. D., Townsley, L. K., Getman, K. V., Wang, J., Garmire, G. P., Jiang, Z. & Tsuboi, Y., Apr 1 2007, In : Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 169, 2, p. 353-385 33 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    102 Scopus citations
    2006

    51 Eridani and GJ 3305: A 10-15 Myr old binary star system at 30 parsecs

    Feigelson, E. D., Lawson, W. A., Stark, M., Townsley, L. & Garmire, G. P., Mar 1 2006, In : Astronomical Journal. 131, 3, p. 1730-1739 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    41 Scopus citations

    A Chandra ACIS study of 30 Doradus. I. Superbubbles and supernova remnants

    Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Feigelson, E. D., Brandi, B. R., Chu, Y. H., Garmire, G. P. & Pavlov, G. G., Apr 1 2006, In : Astronomical Journal. 131, 4, p. 2140-2163 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    69 Scopus citations

    A Chandra acts study of 30 doradus. II. X-ray point sources in the massive star cluster R136 and beyond

    Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Feigelson, E. D., Garmire, G. P. & Getman, K. V., Apr 1 2006, In : Astronomical Journal. 131, 4, p. 2164-2184 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    61 Scopus citations