OB stellar associations in the large magellanic cloud: Survey of young stellar systems

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dc.contributor.author Gouliermis, D en
dc.contributor.author Kontizas, M en
dc.contributor.author Kontizas, E en
dc.contributor.author Korakitis, R en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:19:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:19:20Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en
dc.identifier.issn 0004-6361 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15438
dc.subject Galaxies: individual: LMC en
dc.subject Galaxies: star clusters en
dc.subject Galaxies: stellar content en
dc.subject Surveys en
dc.subject.classification Astronomy & Astrophysics en
dc.subject.other Clouds en
dc.subject.other Optical telescopes en
dc.subject.other Surveying en
dc.subject.other Magellanic clouds en
dc.subject.other Galaxies en
dc.title OB stellar associations in the large magellanic cloud: Survey of young stellar systems en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1051/0004-6361:20030483 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20030483 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2003 en
heal.abstract The method developed by Gouliermis et al. (2000, Paper I), for the detection and classification of stellar systems in the LMC, was used for the identification of stellar associations and open clusters in the central area of the LMC. This method was applied on the stellar catalog produced from a scanned 1.2 m UK Schmidt Telescope Plate in U with a field of view almost 6.degrees5 x 6.degrees5, centered on the Bar of this galaxy. The survey of the identified systems is presented here followed by the results of the investigation on their spatial distribution and their structural parameters, as were estimated according to our proposed methodology in Paper I. The detected open clusters and stellar associations show to form large filamentary structures, which are often connected with the loci of HI shells. The derived mean size of the stellar associations in this survey was found to agree with the average size found previously by other authors, for stellar associations in different galaxies. This common size of about 80 pc might represent a universal scale for the star formation process, whereas the parameter correlations of the detected loose systems support the distinction between open clusters and stellar associations. en
heal.publisher E D P SCIENCES en
heal.journalName Astronomy and Astrophysics en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1051/0004-6361:20030483 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000183507500014 en
dc.identifier.volume 405 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.spage 111 en
dc.identifier.epage 124 en

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