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Spitzer sage survey of the large magellanic cloud. III. Star formation and 1000 new candidate young stellar objects

BA Whitney, M Sewilo, R Indebetouw, TP Robitaille, M Meixner, K Gordon, MR Meade, BL Babler, J Harris, JL Hora, S Bracker, MS Povich, EB Churchwell, CW Engelbracht, BQ For, M Block, K Misselt, U Vijh, C Leitherer, A Kawamura Show all

The Astronomical Journal | Published : 2008

Abstract

We present 1000 new candidate Young Stellar Objects (YSOs) in the Large Magellanic Cloud selected from Spitzer Space Telescope data, as part of the Surveying the Agents of a Galaxy's Evolution (SAGE) Legacy program. The YSOs, detected by their excess infrared (IR) emission, represent early stages of evolution, still surrounded by disks and/or infalling envelopes. Previously, fewer than 20 such YSOs were known. The candidate YSOs were selected from the SAGE Point Source Catalog from regions of color-magnitude space least confused with other IR-bright populations. The YSOs are biased toward intermediate- to high-mass and young evolutionary stages, because these overlap less with galaxies and e..

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