2010A&A...524A..18B


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2010A&A...524A..18B - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 524, A18-18 (2010/12-1)

Fragmentation and mass segregation in the massive dense cores of Cygnus X.

BONTEMPS S., MOTTE F., CSENGERI T. and SCHNEIDER N.

Abstract (from CDS):

Massive dense cores (MDCs) are the high-mass equivalent of the so-called dense cores in nearby star-forming regions. With typical sizes of 0.1pc, they could form either a few high-mass stars, or a cluster of low-mass stars. We present high-angular resolution continuum observations obtained with the IRAM Plateau de Bure interferometer at 1.3 and 3.5mm towards the six most massive and youngest (IR-quiet) dense cores in the Cygnus X complex. Located at only 1.7kpc, the Cygnus X region offers the opportunity of reaching small enough scales (of the order of 1700AU at 1.3mm) to separate individual collapsing objects, and thus to observe and constrain the result of the fragmentation process. The cores are sub-fragmented with a total of 23 fragments inside 5 cores. Only the most compact MDC, CygX-N63, may host a single proto-stellar object with an envelope as massive as ∼60M. The fragments in the other cores have sizes and separations similar to low-mass pre-stellar condensations and Class 0 young stellar objects in nearby protoclusters, and are most probably self-gravitating objects (M >Mvir). In addition to CygX-N63, a total of 8 objects are found to be probable precursors of OB stars with their envelope masses ranging from 8.4 to 30M inside a FWHM of 4000AU. The level of fragmentation is globally higher than in the turbulence regulated, monolithic collapse scenario, but it is also not as high as expected in a pure gravo-turbulent scenario where the distribution of mass is dominated by low-mass protostars/stars. Here, the fractions of the total MDC masses in the high-mass proto-stellar fragments are found to be as high as 37, 58, and 100% in CygX-N12, CygX-N53, and CygX-N63, respectively. These high fractions of mass in the proto-stellar fragments are also indicative of a high efficiency of core formation in the MDCs. The increase in the core formation efficiency as a function of average density in the MDCs is proposed to be caused by the increasing importance of self-gravity leading to gravitational collapse on the scale of the MDCs. At the same time, the observed MDCs tend to fragment into a few proto-stellar objects within their central regions. We are therefore probably witnessing the primordial mass segregation of clusters. The physical origin of the fragmentation into a few high-mass objects is not yet clear, and will be investigated in the future by studying the kinematics of the MDCs.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: formation - stars: luminosity function, mass function - ISM: clouds

Nomenclature: Table 2: [BMC2010] CygX-WNN MMN N=24.

Simbad objects: 42

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Number of rows : 42

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
#notes
1 ACO 426 ClG 03 19 47.2 +41 30 47           ~ 1890 1
2 NAME Orion Nebula Cluster OpC 05 35.0 -05 29           ~ 1909 1
3 NAME rho Oph A Cloud MoC 16 26 26.4 -24 22 33           ~ 236 1
4 NAME rho Oph B2 Cloud PoC 16 27 27.9 -24 26 29           ~ 73 1
5 NAME Ophiuchus Molecular Cloud SFR 16 28 06 -24 32.5           ~ 2939 0
6 NAME Dragon Nebula DNe 18 42 50.6 -04 03 30           ~ 99 0
7 NAME Cyg X Cld 20 28 41 +41 10.2           ~ 589 1
8 18P 64 Rad 20 35 08.4 +41 13 20           ~ 21 0
9 DR 17 HII 20 35.2 +42 25           ~ 34 0
10 [MBS2007c] CygX-N3 mm 20 35 34.10 +42 20 05.0           ~ 7 0
11 [BMC2010] CygX-N3 MM3 mm 20 35 34.23 +42 20 04.7           ~ 1 0
12 [BMC2010] CygX-N3 MM2 mm 20 35 34.41 +42 20 07.0           ~ 3 0
13 [BMC2010] CygX-N3 MM4 mm 20 35 34.55 +42 20 00.3           ~ 2 0
14 [BMC2010] CygX-N3 MM1 mm 20 35 34.63 +42 20 08.8           ~ 3 0
15 18P 73 Rad 20 36 55.9 +41 36 29           ~ 40 0
16 [MBS2007c] CygX-N12 mm 20 36 57.40 +42 11 27.5           ~ 7 0
17 [BMC2010] CygX-N12 MM4 mm 20 36 57.45 +42 11 32.4           ~ 1 0
18 [BMC2010] CygX-N12 MM2 mm 20 36 57.51 +42 11 31.2           ~ 3 0
19 [BMC2010] CygX-N12 MM1 mm 20 36 57.65 +42 11 30.2           ~ 3 0
20 [BMC2010] CygX-N12 MM3 mm 20 36 57.810 +42 11 29.72           ~ 1 0
21 [BMC2010] CygX-N40 MM1 mm 20 38 59.54 +42 23 43.6           ~ 4 0
22 NAME DR 21(OH) N2 PoC 20 38 59.7 +42 23 43           ~ 4 0
23 [MBS2007c] CygX-N40 mm 20 38 59.8 +42 23 43           ~ 6 0
24 [BMC2010] CygX-N48 MM2 mm 20 39 01.10 +42 22 08.3           ~ 6 0
25 NAME DR 21(OH) S PoC 20 39 01.1 +42 22 12           ~ 19 0
26 [BMC2010] CygX-N48 MM4 mm 20 39 01.25 +42 22 08.3           ~ 1 0
27 [BMC2010] CygX-N48 MM3 mm 20 39 01.31 +42 22 02.8           ~ 2 0
28 [BMC2010] CygX-N48 MM1 mm 20 39 01.34 +42 22 04.9           ~ 5 0
29 [MBS2007c] CygX-N48 IR 20 39 01.36 +42 22 06.7           ~ 14 0
30 [BMC2010] CygX-N48 MM5 mm 20 39 01.92 +42 22 02.9           ~ 1 0
31 [BMC2010] CygX-N53 MM5 mm 20 39 02.76 +42 25 43.3           ~ 1 0
32 [BMC2010] CygX-N53 MM7 mm 20 39 02.87 +42 25 46.9           ~ 1 0
33 [BMC2010] CygX-N53 MM6 mm 20 39 02.93 +42 25 45.3           ~ 1 0
34 [BMC2010] CygX-N53 MM1 mm 20 39 02.96 +42 25 51.0           ~ 6 0
35 NAME W 75S FIR 3 Y*O 20 39 02.97 +42 25 52.5           ~ 18 0
36 [BMC2010] CygX-N53 MM4 mm 20 39 03.02 +42 25 52.7           ~ 1 0
37 [BMC2010] CygX-N53 MM3 mm 20 39 03.05 +42 25 49.9           ~ 1 0
38 [MBS2007c] CygX-N53 mm 20 39 03.2 +42 25 49           ~ 12 0
39 [BMC2010] CygX-N53 MM2 mm 20 39 03.22 +42 25 51.2           ~ 10 0
40 [BMC2010] CygX-N63 MM3 mm 20 40 04.97 +41 32 22.5           ~ 1 0
41 [BMC2010] CygX-N63 MM1 mm 20 40 05.39 +41 32 13.1           ~ 3 0
42 [BMC2010] CygX-N63 MM2 mm 20 40 05.51 +41 32 12.7           ~ 1 0

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