Massive infrared clusters in the Milky Way

André Nicolas Chené, Sebastian Ramírez Alegría, Jordanka Borissova, Anthony Hervé, Fabrice Martins, Michael Kuhn, Dante Minniti

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Our position in the Milky Way (MW) is both a blessing and a curse. We are nearby to many star clusters, but the dust that is a product of their very existence obscures them. Also, many massive young clusters are expected to be located near, or across the Galactic Center, where the dust extinction is extreme (A V > 15 mag) and can be better penetrated by infrared photons. This paper reviews the discoveries and the study of new MW massive stars and massive clusters made possible by near infrared observations that are part of the VISTA Variables in the Vía Láctea (VVV) survey. It discusses what the studies of their fundamental parameters have taught us.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)263-270
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
EstadoPublicada - 1 nov 2016

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  • Astronomía y astrofísica
  • Ciencias planetarias y espacial

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    Chené, A. N., Ramírez Alegría, S., Borissova, J., Hervé, A., Martins, F., Kuhn, M., & Minniti, D. (2016). Massive infrared clusters in the Milky Way. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 12(S329), 263-270.