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Paper: A Multiwavelength Approach to the Star Formation in the Orion's Head Complex
Volume: 404, The Eighth Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics: A Tribute to Kam Ching Leung
Page: 9
Authors: Barrado y Navascués; Morales-Calderón, M.; Bayo, A.; Huélamo, N.; Bouy, H.; Stelzer B.; Stauffer J.R.
Abstract: The O8 III star Lambda Orionis is the dominant object in the Orion’s Head Star Forming Region. It includes at least five individual regions with different ages and evolutionary stages. The oldest of them, Collinder 69, is located at the center and is about 5 Myr old. We have carried out a comprehensive study of the region, including X-ray, optical, near-infrared, and mid-IR using different ground-based and space observatories (Calar Alto and La Palma in Spain; Magellan and VLT in Chile; Subaru and Keck in Hawaii; and Akari, XMM-Newton and Spitzer in orbit). This wealth of data has been used to study a number of properties, namely the membership and the Initial Mass Function, accretion and circunstellar disk evolution and brown dwarf population. The central cluster has been used as a study case for a new VO-compliant tool.
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