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J/A+A/601/A60    ATLASGAL: Massive cluster progenitors sample  (Csengeri+, 2017)

The ATLASGAL survey: the sample of massive cluster progenitors. Csengeri T., Bontemps S., Wyrowski F., Megeath S.T., Motte F., Sanna A., Wienen M., Menten K.M. <Astron. Astrophys. 601, A60 (2017)> =2017A&A...601A..60C (SIMBAD/NED BibCode)
ADC_Keywords: Surveys ; Associations, stellar Keywords: surveys - stars: massive - stars: formation Abstract: The progenitors of high-mass stars and clusters are still challenging to recognise. Only unbiased surveys, sensitive to compact regions of high dust column density, can unambiguously reveal such a small population of particularly massive and cold clumps. Here we use the ATLASGAL survey to identify a sample of candidate progenitors of massive clusters in the inner Galaxy. We characterise a flux limited sample of compact sources selected from the ATLASGAL survey. Sensitive mid-infrared data at 21-24um from the WISE and MIPSGAL surveys were explored to search for embedded objects, and complementary spectroscopic data were used to investigate their stability and their star formation activity. We identify an unbiased sample of infrared-quiet massive clumps in the Galaxy that potentially represent the earliest stages of massive cluster formation. An important fraction of this sample consists of sources that have not been studied in detail before. We first find that clumps hosting more evolved embedded objects and infrared-quiet clumps exhibit similar physical properties in terms of mass and size, suggesting that the sources are not only capable of forming high-mass stars, but likely also follow a single evolutionary track leading to the formation of massive clusters. The majority of the clumps are likely not in virial-equilibrium, suggesting collapse on the clump scale. Description: File table4 contains the flux limited sample of ATLASGAL sources with distance estimate and the corresponding dust properties. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table4.dat 156 209 Flux limited sample of ATLASGAL sources with distance estimate and the corresponding dust properties
See also: J/A+A/570/A65 : ATLASGAL massive clumps CO depletion (Giannetti+, 2014) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table4.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 16 A16 --- Name ATLASGAL catalogue name of the source 17 A1 --- n_Name [x] Note on Name (1) 21- 28 F8.4 deg GLON Galactic longitude 30- 36 F7.4 deg GLAT Galactic latitude 38- 42 F5.2 Jy/beam Fnu Peak flux density at 870um 43- 48 F6.2 Jy Snu Integrated flux density at 870um 50- 53 F4.1 arcsec maj FWHM major axis 54 A1 --- --- [x] 55- 58 F4.1 arcsec min FWHM minor axis 60- 62 I3 deg PA [] FWHM position angle 64- 67 F4.1 kpc Dist Distance 69- 72 F4.1 kpc Distmin Minimum distance 74- 77 F4.1 kpc Distmax Maximum distance 80- 81 I2 --- r_Dist Reference for distance (2) 84- 88 I5 Msun Mcorr Temperature corrected mass estimate 90- 92 F3.1 pc R90 90% source radius 93- 96 F4.1 g/cm2 SIGMA Mass surface density 98-102 F5.1 10+4cm-3 n Volume averaged density 105 A1 --- IRq [y/n] whether infrared quiet 107-140 A34 --- GMC GMC/SIRDC/MSX association 142-156 A15 --- EGO EGO association
Note (1): x for sources also included in the ATLASGAL top100 selection by Giannetti et al. (2014, Cat. J/A+A/570/A65). Note (2): References as follows: 1 = This work 2 = Sato et al. (2010, Cat. J/ApJ/720/1055) 3 = Zhang et al. (2013ApJ...775...79Z) 4 = Zhang et al. (2014ApJ...781...89Z) 5 = Immer et al. (2013A&A...553A.117I) 6 = Sanna et al. (2014ApJ...781..108S) 7 = Moises et al. (2011, Cat. J/MNRAS/411/705) 8 = Wu et al. (2014A&A...566A..17W) 9 = Wu et al. (2012, IAU Symp., 287, 425) 10 = Reid et al. (2014, Cat. J/ApJ/783/130) 11 = Dutra et al. (2003, Cat. J/A+A/400/533) 12 = Straw et al. (1987ApJ...314..283S) 13 = Xu et al. (2011ApJ...733...25X) 14 = Sanna et al. (2009ApJ...706..464S) 15 = Leurini et al. (2011A&A...530A..12L) 16 = Kurayama et al. (2011PASJ...63..513K) 17 = Russeil (2003, Cat. J/A+A/397/133) 18 = Reid et al. (2009ApJ...700..137R) 19 = Brunthaler et al. (2009ApJ...693..424B) 20 = Urquhart et al. (2014, Cat. J/MNRAS/443/1555) 21 = Krishnan et al. (2015ApJ...805..129K) 22 = Motogi et al. (2011PASJ...63...31M)
Acknowledgements: Timea Csengeri, ctimea(at)
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 23-Feb-2017
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