ISOCAM observations of the rho Ophiuchi cloud: Luminosity and mass functions of the pre-main sequence embedded cluster

  title={ISOCAM observations of the rho Ophiuchi cloud: Luminosity and mass functions of the pre-main sequence embedded cluster},
  author={Sylvain Bontemps and Ph. Andre' and Anlaug Amanda Kaas and Lennart Nordh and G{\"o}ran Olofsson and Monica Huldtgren and Alain Abergel and Joris Blommaert and Francois Boulanger and Martin J{\"o}rg Burgdorf and Catherine Jeanne Cesarsky and Diego A. Cesarsky and E. Copet and John Keith Davies and E. Falgarone and Guilaine Lagache and T. Montmerle and Michel P{\'e}rault and Paolo Persi and Timo Prusti and J-L. Puget and F. Sibille Observatoire de Bordeaux and Stockholm Observatory and C. E. de Saclay},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
We present the results of the first extensive mid-infrared (IR) imaging survey of the rho Ophiuchi embedded cluster, performed with the ISOCAM camera on board the ISO satellite. The main molecular cloud L1688, as well as L1689N and L1689S, have been completely surveyed for point sources at 6.7 and 14.3 micron. A total of 425 sources are detected including 16 Class I, 123 Class II, and 77 Class III young stellar objects (YSOs). Essentially all of the mid-IR sources coincide with near-IR sources… 
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