Deep Near-Infrared Survey of the Pipe Nebula II: Data, Methods, and Dust Extinction Maps

@article{RomanZuniga2010DeepNS,
  title={Deep Near-Infrared Survey of the Pipe Nebula II: Data, Methods, and Dust Extinction Maps},
  author={Carlos G. Rom'an-Z'uniga and Jo{\~a}o Alves and Charles J. Lada and Marco Lombardi},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  year={2010}
}
We present a new set of high resolution dust extinction maps of the nearby and essentially starless Pipe Nebula molecular cloud. The maps were constructed from a concerted deep near-infrared imaging survey with the ESO-VLT, ESO-NTT, CAHA 3.5m telescopes, and 2MASS data. The new maps have a resolution three times higher than the previous extinction map of this cloud by Lombardi et al. (2006) and are able to resolve structure down to 2600 AU. We detect 244 significant extinction peaks across the… Expand
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