Astrophys. J., 680, 495-516 (2008/June-2)
The Spitzer survey of interstellar clouds in the Gould belt. I. IC 5146 observed with IRAC and MIPS.
HARVEY P.M., HUARD T.L., JORGENSEN J.K., GUTERMUTH R.A., MAMAJEK E.E., BOURKE T.L., MERIN B., CIEZA L., BROOKE T., CHAPMAN N., ALCALA J.M., ALLEN L.E., EVANS II N.J., DI FRANCESCO J. and KIRK J.M.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present observations of two areas totalling 0.57 deg2 in the IC 5146 star-forming region at 3.6, 4.5, 5.8, 8.0, 24, and 70 µm observed with the Spitzer Space Telescope. We reexamine the issue of the distance to this cloud and conclude a value of 950±80 pc is most likely. We compare source counts, colors, and magnitudes in our observed region to a subset of the SWIRE data that was processed through our pipeline. We identify more than 200 young stellar object (YSO) candidates from color-magnitude and color-color diagrams, many of which were previously unknown. We compare the colors of these YSOs to the models of Robitaille et al. and perform simple fits to the SED's to estimate properties of the circumstellar disks likely to surround the Class II and III sources. We also compare the mid-IR disk excesses to Hα emission-line data where available. We present a quantitative description of the degree of clustering, estimate the star formation efficiency, and discuss the fraction of YSOs in the region with disks relative to an estimate of the diskless YSO population. Finally, we compare the YSO distribution to the cold dust distribution mapped by SCUBA and briefly describe the diffuse emission likely due to PAHs associated with the H II region.
Infrared: General - Stars: Formation
VizieR on-line data:
<Available at CDS (J/ApJ/680/495): table5.dat table6.dat table7.dat table9.dat table10.dat>
Tables 5, 6, 7, col(1): [HHJ2008] NNN (Nos 1-202). Tables 5, 6, 7, 9, col(2): SSTgbs JHHMMSSss+DDMMSSs N=202+678.
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