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Surveying the Giant Galactic HII regions: quantifying global Milky Way emission on the Lyman continuum

Grant number: 06/00916-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2006
Effective date (End): June 10, 2006
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Stellar Astrophysics
Principal researcher:Augusto Damineli Neto
Grantee:Augusto Damineli Neto
Host: Robert D Blum
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile  


We will observe 24 obscured Giant Galactic HII regions at the 4-m Blanco Telescope (CTIO), with ISPI camera, looking for young OB stars. The near-infrared color-color and color-magnitude diagrams will enable the identification of massive YSOs and naked photosphere OB stars, these ones candidates for follow up spectroscopy. K-band spectroscopy will enable the determination of the spectrofotometric distance and so the entire stellar contents, independent of the commonly used kinemactic model. (AU)

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