Global Star Formation in the L1630 Molecular Cloud
This paper presents the preliminary results of a study of star formation in the L1630 molecular cloud. We have completed an unbiased, well sampled, systematic CS (2→1) survey for density condensations and a 2.2 μm survey for embedded infrared sources in L1630. These surveys have provided us with a complete census of the dense cores and young stellar objects within this molecular cloud. As a result, four embedded stellar clusters have been identified in this cloud. These clusters are located near the most massive CS cores implying that the most active sites of star formation are located within the most massive dense cores.
KeywordsStar Formation Molecular Cloud Dense Core Massive Core Young Stellar Object
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