Multi-seeded multi-mode formation of embedded clusters in the RMC: Clusters formed in swept-up shells

  title={Multi-seeded multi-mode formation of embedded clusters in the RMC: Clusters formed in swept-up shells},
  author={J. L. Smith},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • J. L. Smith
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
This is the first of a series of three papers on clustered star formation in the Rosette Molecular Complex. Here we investigate star formation in the interfacing layers between the expanding Rosette Nebula and its surrounding cloud, based on an analysis of the spatially complete and unbiased 2MASS data. Two medium-mass infrared clusters with ages of around 1 Myr are identified in the south and south-east arcs of the fragmented shell. The majority of the candidate cluster members in these… Expand

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