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2012A&A...539A..79R - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 539A, 79-79 (2012/3-1)

Parallaxes and proper motions of interstellar masers toward the Cygnus X star-forming complex. I. Membership of the Cygnus X region.

RYGL K.L.J., BRUNTHALER A., SANNA A., MENTEN K.M., REID M.J., VAN LANGEVELDE H.J., HONMA M., TORSTENSSON K.J.E. and FUJISAWA K.

Abstract (from CDS):

Whether the Cygnus X complex consists of one physically connected region of star formation or of multiple independent regions projected close together on the sky has been debated for decades. The main reason for this puzzling scenario is the lack of trustworthy distance measurements. We aim to understand the structure and dynamics of the star-forming regions toward Cygnus X by accurate distance and proper motion measurements. To measure trigonometric parallaxes, we observed 6.7GHz methanol and 22GHz water masers with the European VLBI Network and the Very Long Baseline Array. We measured the trigonometric parallaxes and proper motions of five massive star-forming regions toward the Cygnus X complex and report the following distances within a 10% accuracy: 1.30+0.07–0.07kpc for W75N, 1.46+0.09–0.08kpc for DR20, 1.50+0.08–0.07kpc for DR21, 1.36+0.12–0.11kpc for IRAS20290+4052, and 3.33+0.11–0.11kpc for AFGL2591. While the distances of W75N, DR20, DR21, and IRAS 20290+4052 are consistent with a single distance of 1.40±0.08kpc for the Cygnus X complex, AFGL2591 is located at a much greater distance than previously assumed. The space velocities of the four star-forming regions in the Cygnus X complex do not suggest an expanding Stroemgren sphere.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: formation - astrometry - techniques: interferometric - ISM: general - masers - ISM: kinematics and dynamics

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