Star-forming complexes and the spiral structure of our Galaxy

  title={Star-forming complexes and the spiral structure of our Galaxy},
  author={Delphine Russeil},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • D. Russeil
  • Published 2003
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
We have carried out a multiwavelength study of the plane of our Galaxy in order to establish a star-forming-complex catalogue which is as complete as possible. Features observed include H, H109, CO, the radio continuum and absorption lines. For each complex we have determined the position, the systemic velocity, the kinematic distance and, when possible, the stellar distance and the corresponding uncertainties. All of these parameters were determined as homogeneously as possible, in particular… 

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