Astronomy Reports

, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 193–205

A catalog of star-forming regions in the galaxy

  • V. S. Avedisova

DOI: 10.1134/1.1463097

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Avedisova, V.S. Astron. Rep. (2002) 46: 193. doi:10.1134/1.1463097


This Catalog of Star-Forming Regions in the Galaxy contains coordinates and fluxes of young objects in the radio and infrared, as well as data on the radial velocities of recombination and molecular lines, for more than three thousand star-forming regions. In addition to photometric and kinematic data, we present information on diffuse and reflecting nebulae, dark and molecular clouds, and other objects related to young stars. The catalog consists of two parts. The main catalog lists star-forming regions in order of Galactic longitude and is supplemented by analogous information for star-forming regions in complexes of dark clouds with large angular sizes that are closest to the Sun. The main catalog is located at In our preliminary study of the catalog data using a formal classification of the star-forming regions, we subdivided these objects into several classes and characterized them as being populated primarily by massive or low-mass stars at early or late stages of the star-formation process. We also distinguish between relatively nearby and distant complexes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Avedisova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of AstronomyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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