Masgomas-1: Discovery of a young, obscured and massive stellar cluster

Dr. Sebastián Ramírez Alegría

Abstract

I am going to present the new massive and obscured cluster Masgomas-1. This cluster, discovered by our group formed by astronomers from the IAC and CEFCA, is the
first candidate derived from the preliminary version of our systematic search algorithm for obscured (and young) massive clusters, and part of the MASGOMAS project  (MAssive Stars in Galactic Obscured MAssive clusterS). In this talk I will present the spectrophotometric observations obtained with LIRIS at William Herschel Telescope (ORM), which allowed the physical characterization of the massive stellar population of Masgomas-1, and the confirmation of the  cluster's massive nature
(i.e. Mcl > 10^4 Msun).

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Masgomas-1: Discovery of a young, obscured and massive stellar cluster
Dr. Sebastián Ramírez Alegría
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain
Tuesday May 29, 2012
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