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Paper: The Isolated Embedded Cluster GM 24
Monograph: 5, Handbook of Star Forming Regions:
Volume II, The Southern Sky
Page: 449
Abstract: GM 24 is a compact nebulous object immersed in the low-brightness HII region RCW 126. It is associated with a warm and dense CO cloud at whose centre a deeply embedded (AV = 55) massive cluster of more than one hundred members is located. The most luminous young stellar object of the cluster, Irs 3 (= IRAS 17136−3617), radiates most of its energy in the mid- and far-infrared and ionizes a compact HII region. The kinematic distance, derived from the radial velocities of CO and hydrogen recombination lines, is d = 2.0 kpc. The physical properties of the complex, derived from the available observations, are presented.
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