GSC 05685-01200 , the SIMBAD biblio

2000AJ....120.2594F - Astron. J., 120, 2594-2608 (2000/November-0)

The Serpens OB2 association and its thermal "Chimney".

FORBES D.

Abstract (from CDS):

UBVRI photometry and MK spectral types have been obtained for a nearly complete sample of the massive star population of the Serpens OB2 association. This relatively neglected association is found to contain over 100 OB stars at a distance of 1.9±0.3 kpc and with a common age of 5±1 Myr. These stars illuminate the large H II region S54, and are directly connected to the unusual thermal ``chimney'' detected by Müller et al. Evidence is given of continuing star formation within the association, and the relationship between the association stars and the chimney is discussed.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: H II Regions - ISM: Structure - open clusters and associations: individual (Serpens OB2) - Stars: Early-Type

Nomenclature: Tables 3, 5: [F2000] NN (Nos 1-74).

Simbad objects: 212

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