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2020AJ....160...65M - Astron. J., 160, 65-65 (2020/August-0)

Massive stars in molecular clouds rich in high-energy sources: the bridge of G332.809-0.132 and CS 78 in NGC 6334.


Abstract (from CDS):

Detections of massive stars in the direction of the H II region CS 78 in NGC 6334 and of G332.809-0.132 are here presented. The region covered by the G332.809-0.132 complex coincides with the RCW 103 stellar association. In its core (40' in radius), approximately 110 OB candidate stars (Ks < 10 mag and 0.4 < AKs_ < 1.6 mag) were identified using 2MASS, DENIS, and GLIMPSE data. This number of OB stars accounts for more than 50% of the observed number of Lyman continuum photons from this region. Medium-resolution K-band spectra were obtained for seven early types, including one WN 8 star and one Ofpe/WN 9 star; the latter is located near the RCW 103 remnant and its luminosity is consistent with a distance of ≃3 kpc. The area analyzed encloses 9 of the 34 OB stars previously known in RCW 103, as well as IRAS 16115-5044, which we reclassify as a candidate luminous blue variable. The line of sight is particularly interesting, crossing three spiral arms; a molecular cloud at -50 (with RCW 103 in the Scutum-Crux arm) and another at -90 km s–1 (in the Norma arm) are detected, both rich in massive stars and supernova remnants. We also report the detection of a B supergiant as the main ionizing source of CS 78, 2MASS J17213513-3532415. Medium-resolution H- and K-band spectra display H I and He I lines, as well as Fe II lines. By assuming a distance of 1.35 kpc, we estimate a bolometric magnitude of -6.16, which is typical of supergiants.

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Journal keyword(s): Stellar evolution - Infrared sources - Supergiant stars - Early-type emission stars

Status at CDS : Examining the need for a new acronym.

Simbad objects: 395

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