Protostars and Planets VI, Heidelberg, July 15-20, 2013
Entangled in Cirrus: The Star Formation Environment at High Galactic Latitude
McGehee, Peregrine (California Institute of Technology)
Drawing on large-area surveys spanning the optical [SDSS] to the millimeter [Planck] wavelengths we assess the environment and conditions for star formation at |b| > 20 degrees. This assessment has the goals of 1) distance determination of features in the Galactic ISM, 2) identification of candidate pre-stellar cores, and 3) selection and spectroscopic verification of young stellar objects.
Results are presented for interstellar clouds located within the Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR9 imaging that are away from the anti-center star formation regions (Orion, Taurus, Perseus). Candidate T Tauri stars are identified on the basis of SDSS+2MASS+WISE multi-band imaging and classified by follow-on observations at the Palomar Observatory Hale Telescope.
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