VLT-ISAAC observations of massive star-forming regions

Bringfried Stecklum, Thomas Henning, Daniel Apai, Hendrik Linz

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Abstract

The high optical quality of ESO's ISAAC instrument at the 8.2-m ANTU VLT telescope and the good observing conditions at the Paranal site allow very detailed studies of southern massive star-forming regions. Our observations revealed their large degree of complexity. By means of near- and thermal-infrared images we performed a thorough characterisation of the embedded stellar population. Imaging polarimetry provided clues on the spatial distribution of the dust grains and the illuminating sources. Special emphasis was put on the most massive objects, young luminous stars that cause ultracompact HII regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsP. Guhathakurta
Pages337-344
Number of pages8
Volume4834
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventDiscoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10- Meter-Class telescopes II - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2002Aug 23 2002

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OtherDiscoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10- Meter-Class telescopes II
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period8/22/028/23/02

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polarimetry
European Southern Observatory
massive stars
illuminating
Stars
spatial distribution
dust
telescopes
stars
Polarimeters
causes
Telescopes
Spatial distribution
Dust
Infrared radiation
Imaging techniques
Hot Temperature

Keywords

  • Infrared imaging
  • Polarimetry
  • Ultracompact HII regions
  • Young stellar objects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Stecklum, B., Henning, T., Apai, D., & Linz, H. (2002). VLT-ISAAC observations of massive star-forming regions. In P. Guhathakurta (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4834, pp. 337-344) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.457594

VLT-ISAAC observations of massive star-forming regions. / Stecklum, Bringfried; Henning, Thomas; Apai, Daniel; Linz, Hendrik.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / P. Guhathakurta. Vol. 4834 2002. p. 337-344.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Stecklum, B, Henning, T, Apai, D & Linz, H 2002, VLT-ISAAC observations of massive star-forming regions. in P Guhathakurta (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 4834, pp. 337-344, Discoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10- Meter-Class telescopes II, Waikoloa, HI, United States, 8/22/02. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.457594
Stecklum B, Henning T, Apai D, Linz H. VLT-ISAAC observations of massive star-forming regions. In Guhathakurta P, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4834. 2002. p. 337-344 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.457594
Stecklum, Bringfried ; Henning, Thomas ; Apai, Daniel ; Linz, Hendrik. / VLT-ISAAC observations of massive star-forming regions. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / P. Guhathakurta. Vol. 4834 2002. pp. 337-344
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