MYStIX: Massive young stellar cluster study in infrared and X-Rays

MYStIX Collaboration

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Abstract

The Massive Young Stellar Cluster Study in Infrared and X-rays (MYStIX) is a project to develop a new census of pre-main sequence and OB members of ~20 star clusters associated with giant molecular clouds. The census is based on archived observations obtained with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, UKIRT’s UKIDSS Galactic plane survey, and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. With advanced data analysis techniques and probabilistic algorithms to reduce contaminants such as field stars, we obtain the richest available census of cluster members. In addition, source-free X-ray images show 107 K plasma from shocked OB winds interacting with cold interstellar environments. MYStIX will address a variety of questions concerning the formation and early evolution of rich stellar clusters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Labyrinth of Star Formation - Conference Dedicated to Prof. Anthony Whitworth
EditorsDimitris Stamatellos, Derek Ward-Thompson, Simon Goodwin
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages485-487
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9783319030401
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventConference on Labyrinth of Star Formation dedicated to Prof. Anthony Whitworth, 2012 - Crete, Greece
Duration: Jun 1 2012 → …

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Volume36
ISSN (Print)1570-6591
ISSN (Electronic)1570-6605

Other

OtherConference on Labyrinth of Star Formation dedicated to Prof. Anthony Whitworth, 2012
CountryGreece
CityCrete
Period6/1/12 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Spectroscopy
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    MYStIX Collaboration (2014). MYStIX: Massive young stellar cluster study in infrared and X-Rays. In D. Stamatellos, D. Ward-Thompson, & S. Goodwin (Eds.), The Labyrinth of Star Formation - Conference Dedicated to Prof. Anthony Whitworth (pp. 485-487). (Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings; Vol. 36). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03041-8_97