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2020A&A...633A..51Z - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 633A, 51-51 (2020/1-1)

A compendium of distances to molecular clouds in the Star Formation Handbook.

ZUCKER C., SPEAGLE J.S., SCHLAFLY E.F., GREEN G.M., FINKBEINER D.P., GOODMAN A. and ALVES J.

Abstract (from CDS):

Accurate distances to local molecular clouds are critical for understanding the star and planet formation process, yet distance measurements are often obtained inhomogeneously on a cloud-by-cloud basis. We have recently developed a method that combines stellar photometric data with Gaia DR2 parallax measurements in a Bayesian framework to infer the distances of nearby dust clouds to a typical accuracy of ∼5%. After refining the technique to target lower latitudes and incorporating deep optical data from DECam in the southern Galactic plane, we have derived a catalog of distances to molecular clouds in Reipurth (2008, Star Formation Handbook, Vols. I and II) which contains a large fraction of the molecular material in the solar neighborhood. Comparison with distances derived from maser parallax measurements towards the same clouds shows our method produces consistent distances with ≤10% scatter for clouds across our entire distance spectrum (150pc-2.5kpc). We hope this catalog of homogeneous distances will serve as a baseline for future work.

Abstract Copyright: © ESO 2020

Journal keyword(s): local insterstellar matter - solar neighborhood - catalogs

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/633/A51): handbook.dat>

Status at CDS:   Tables of objects will be appraised for possible ingestion in SIMBAD.

CDS comments: Paragraphe 3 : GM 24 not identified.

Simbad objects: 94

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