A massive association around the obscured open cluster RSGC3

  title={A massive association around the obscured open cluster RSGC3},
  author={Ignacio Negueruela and Carlos Gonz'alez-Fern'andez and Amparo Marco and James S. Clark},
Context. Four clusters of red supergiants have been discovered in a region of the Milky Way close to base of the Scutum-Crux Arm and the tip of the Long Bar. Population synthesis models indicate that they must be very massive to harbour so many supergiants. If the clusters are physically connected, this Scutum Complex would be the largest and most massive star-forming region ever identified in the Milky Way. Aims. The spatial extent of one of these clusters, RSGC3, has not been investigated. In… CONTINUE READING

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