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J/A+A/476/1019    RMS survey of southern candidate massive YSOs (Mottram+, 2007)

The RMS survey: mid-infrared observations of candidate massive YSOs in the southern hemisphere. Mottram J.C., Hoare M.G., Lumsden S.L., Oudmaijer R.D., Urquhart J.S., Sheret T.L., Clarke A.J., Allsopp J. <Astron. Astrophys., 476, 1019-1111 (2007)> =2007A&A...476.1019M
ADC_Keywords: YSOs ; Stars, pre-main sequence ; Planetary nebulae ; Infrared sources ; Photometry, infrared Keywords: stars: formation - stars: pre-main sequence - ISM: HII regions - ISM: planetary nebulae: general - survey Abstract: The Red MSX Source (RMS) survey is an ongoing effort to return a large, well-selected sample of massive young stellar objects (MYSOs) within our Galaxy. 2000 candidates have been colour-selected from the Mid-course Space Experiment (MSX) point source catalogue (PSC). A series of ground-based follow-up observations are being undertaken in order to remove contaminant objects (ultra-compact HII (UCHII) regions, planetary nebulae (PN), evolved stars), and to begin characterising these MYSOs. As a part of these follow-up observations, high resolution (∼1") mid-IR imaging aids the identification of contaminant objects which are resolved (UCHII regions, PN) as opposed to those which are unresolved (YSOs, evolved stars) as well as identifying YSOs near UCHII regions and other multiple sources. We present 10.4µm imaging observations for 346 candidate MYSOs in the RMS survey in the Southern Hemisphere, primarily outside the region covered by the GLIMPSE Spitzer Legacy Survey. These were obtained using TIMMI2 on the ESO 3.6m telescope in La Silla, Chile. Our photometric accuracy is of order 0.05Jy, and our astrometric accuracy is 0.8", which is an improvement over the nominal 2" accuracy of the MSX PSC. Description: Imaging observations were undertaken at 10.4µm (Filter FWHM=1.02µm) with the Thermal Infrared Multi-mode Instrument 2 on the European Southern Observatory 3.6m telescope at La Silla, Chile over 4 runs, totalling 12 nights between 2003 and 2006. A total of 346 targets were observed. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table2.dat 117 489 Observed targets
See also: V/114 : MSX6C Infrared Point Source Catalog (Egan+ 2003) J/A+A/461/11 : Radio observations of MYSO candidates (Urquhart+, 2007) J/MNRAS/301/640 : Ultracompact H II regions studies. II. (Walsh+, 1998) J/A+A/274/895 : Radio obs. of South. PN Candidates (Van de Steene+ 1993) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 17 A17 --- MSX6C Object name (GLLL.llll+BB.bbbb, Cat. V/114) (1) 19 I1 --- Src [1/8] Source number (1) 21- 22 I2 h RAh TIMMI2 Right ascension (J2000) 24- 25 I2 min RAm TIMMI2 Right ascension (J2000) 27- 31 F5.2 s RAs TIMMI2 Right ascension (J2000) 32 A1 --- n_RAs [*] * : MSX coordinates used 34 A1 --- DE- TIMMI2 declination sign (J2000) 35- 36 I2 deg DEd TIMMI2 declination (J2000) 38- 39 I2 arcmin DEm TIMMI2 declination (J2000) 41- 44 F4.1 arcsec DEs TIMMI2 declination (J2000) 46- 50 F5.2 arcsec rMSX ?=- Offset from MSX position 52- 56 F5.2 arcsec aFWHM ?=- FWHM of the major axis of the source 58- 61 F4.2 arcsec bFWHM ?=- FWHM of the minor axis of the source 63 A1 --- l_Flux Limit flag on Flux 64- 68 F5.2 Jy Flux TIMMI2 10.4um flux 70- 73 F4.2 Jy e_Flux ? rms uncertainty on Flux 75- 76 I2 h RA2h ? 2MASS Right ascension (J2000) (2) 78- 79 I2 min RA2m ? 2MASS Right ascension (J2000) (2) 81- 85 F5.2 s RA2s ? 2MASS Right ascension (J2000) (2) 87 A1 --- DE2- 2MASS declination sign (J2000) (2) 88- 89 I2 deg DE2d ? 2MASS declination (J2000) (2) 91- 92 I2 arcmin DE2m ? 2MASS declination (J2000) (2) 94- 97 F4.1 arcsec DE2s ? 2MASS declination (J2000) (2) 98 A1 --- n_r2MASS [d] No obvious 2MASS association 100-103 F4.2 arcsec r2MASS ?=- Offset from 2MASS position (2) 105-106 A2 --- Radio [YNTWV -] Flag indicates whether any radio continuum emission has been detected near the MSX target (3) 108-117 A10 "D/M/Y" Date Observation date
Note (1): Sources identified as [MHL2007] GLLL.llll+BB.bbbb N in Simbad, where N is the source number. Note (2): Coordinates and offset of the most likely 2MASS PSC source within 5" which is associated with the TIMMI2 source, if one exists. These are only considered counterparts for angular separations ≤2.4". Note (3): Flags as follows: - = no observations have been made towards that target Y = nearby detection N = non-detection by Urquhart et al. (2007, Cat. J/A+A/461/11) WY = results of nearby observations by Walsh et al. (1998, Cat. J/MNRAS/301/640) only WN = results of nearby observations by Walsh et al. (1998, Cat. J/MNRAS/301/640) only TY = nearby detection by Thompson et al. (2004A&A...415..627T) VY = nearby detection by Van de Steene & Pottasch (1993, Cat. J/A+A/274/895)
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(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 01-Feb-2008
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