Triggered Star Formation in the LMC 4 / Constellation III Region of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Abstract

The origin of a regular, 600 pc-long arc of young stars and clusters in the Constellation III region of the Large Magellanic Cloud is considered. The circular form of this arc suggests that the prestellar gas was uniformly swept up by a central source of pressure. In the center of the arc are six ∼ 30 My old A-type supergiant stars and a Cepheid variable of… (More)

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