The L1641 Center Aggregate: Overview

You may also see any of these images by clicking on the individual images. The "postage stamps" are arranged in a 3 × 3 matrix in order of wavelength: x-ray, blue, visual, red, near infrared pseudocolor, 12µm, 60m, µ mm radio maps, and VLA cm radio maps. If a region is blank, then we offer no image at that wavelength, either because we have none or, in some cases, because there is no additional information in that image. After selecting an image, others of the matrix may be selected from a "clickable" colorbar beneath the image.

The L1641C Region

This heavily embedded aggregate in the L1641 Center region is the location of a powerful molecular outflow (Fukui et al. 1986). This group was studied photometrically by Chen et al. (1993) and is extremely young as shown by the luminosity function (Strom, Strom & Merrill (1993). Many of the stars in this cluster suffer enormous extinctions (>30 magnitudes in the visible). Few are seen in visible light.

If you wish more information about these images, a page is available for your perusal.


Chen, H., Tokunaga, A.T., Strom, K.M. & Hodapp, K.-W. 1993, ApJ, 407, 639

Fukui,Y. et al. 1986, ApJ Letters, 311, L85

Strom, K.M., Strom, S.E. & Merrill, K.M. 1993, ApJ, 412, 233

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