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1998AJ....116.1708R - Astron. J., 116, 1708-1718 (1998/October-0)

Infrared observations of ongoing star formation in the 30 Doradus nebula and a comparison with Hubble space telescope WFPC 2 images.

RUBIO M., BARBA R.H., WALBORN N.R., PROBST R.G., GARCIA J. and ROTH M.R.

Abstract (from CDS):

Intercomparisons of ground-based IR continuum and H2 images with Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 images of the 30 Dor Nebula reveal detailed structural relationships, which provide new information about current star formation there. Numerous stellar IR sources have been discovered in or near the bright nebular filaments west and northeast of R136; their locations are intimately connected with the nebular microstructures, as well as with early O stars in dense nebular knots whose optical spectral classifications indicate extreme youth. The H2 emission predominates in the dust clouds beyond the bright nebulosity and IR sources with respect to R136. The emerging picture suggests that a new stellar generation is being triggered by the energetic activity of the massive central cluster in the remanent interstellar material around its periphery. 30 Dor will likely evolve into a giant shell H II region similar to N11 in the LMC, containing an older association inside an evacuated central cavity, which is surrounded by H II regions ionized by a younger population. Such ``two-stage starbursts'' may be characteristic of massive-star formation on this scale.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxies: Starburst - ISM: H II Regions - Infrared Radiation - ISM: Individual: Name: 30 Doradus - ISM: Molecules - Galaxies: Magellanic Clouds - Stars: Formation

Nomenclature: Table 1: [RBW98] IRSW NNN N=42 among (Nos 11-267), [RBW98] IRSN NNN N=42 among (Nos 3-172). Table 1, col(7): RRG 30 Dor W IRS Na N=11, RRG 30 Dor N IRS Na N=4.

CDS comments: Cross-id.: P = [P93], knots N = [WB87], RRG = [RRG92] 30 Dor N ou W, P-N = Dor IRS N

Simbad objects: 91

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