Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 468, L37-40 (2007/6-4)
Protostellar clusters in intermediate mass (IM) star forming regions.
FUENTE A., CECCARELLI C., NERI R., ALONSO-ALBI T., CASELLI P., JOHNSTONE D., VAN DISHOECK E.F. and WYROWSKI F.
Abstract (from CDS):
The transition between the low density groups of T Tauri stars and the high density clusters around massive stars occurs in the intermediate-mass (IM) range (M*∼2-8M☉). High spatial resolution studies of IM young stellar objects (YSO) can provide important clues to understand the clustering in massive star forming regions. Our aim is to search for clustering in IM Class 0 protostars. The high spatial resolution and sensitivity provided by the new A configuration of the Plateau de Bure Interferometer (PdBI) allow us to study the clustering in these nearby objects. We have imaged three IM Class 0 protostars (Serpens-FIRS 1, IC 1396 N, CB 3) in the continuum at 3.3 and 1.3mm using the PdBI. The sources have been selected with different luminosity to investigate the dependence of the clustering process on the luminosity of the source. Only one millimeter (mm) source is detected towards the low luminosity source Serpens-FIRS 1. Towards CB 3 and IC1396 N, we detect two compact sources separated by ∼0.05pc. The 1.3mm image of IC 1396 N, which provides the highest spatial resolution, reveal that one of these cores is splitted in, at least, three individual sources.
stars: formation - stars: individual: Serpens-FIRS 1 - stars: individual: IC 1396 N - stars: individual: CB 3
Paragraph 3 NGC 6336 I is a probable misprint for NGC 6334 I. Fig.2 Some sources [GFG2007] are not readable.
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