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Star formation history of Canis Major OB1 II. A bimodal X-ray population revealed by XMM-Newton

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Santos-Silva, T. [1, 2, 3] ; Gregorio-Hetem, J. [2] ; Montmerle, T. [1] ; Fernandes, B. [1, 2] ; Stelzer, B. [4, 5]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Inst Astrophys Paris, F-75014 Paris - France
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, IAG, Dept Astron, BR-05508070 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul, BR-90050170 Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil
[4] Eberhard Karls Univ Tubingen, Inst Astron & Astrophys, Sand 1, D-72076 Tubingen - Germany
[5] INAF Osservatorio Astron Palermo, Piazza Parlamento 1, I-90134 Palermo - Italy
Número total de Afiliações: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Astronomy & Astrophysics; v. 609, FEB 1 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 1

Aims. The Canis Major OB1 Association has an intriguing scenario of star formation, especially in the region called Canis Major R1 (CMa R1) traditionally assigned to a reflection nebula, but in reality an ionized region. This work is focussed on the young stellar population associated with CMa R1, for which our previous results from ROSAT, optical, and near-infrared data had revealed two stellar groups with different ages, suggesting a possible mixing of populations originated from distinct star formation episodes. Methods. The X-ray data allow the detected sources to be characterized according to hardness ratios, light curves, and spectra. Estimates of mass and age were obtained from the 2MASS catalogue and used to define a complete subsample of stellar counterparts for statistical purposes. Results. A catalogue of 387 XMM-Newton sources is provided, of which 78% are confirmed as members or probable members of the CMa R1 association. Flares (or similar events) were observed for 13 sources and the spectra of 21 bright sources could be fitted by a thermal plasma model. Mean values of fits parameters were used to estimate X-ray luminosities. We found a minimum value of log(L-X {[}erg/s]) = 29.43, indicating that our sample of low-mass stars (M-star <= 0.5 M-circle dot), which are faint X-ray emitters, is incomplete. Among the 250 objects selected as our complete subsample (defining our ``best sample{''}), 171 are found to the east of the cloud, near Z CMa and dense molecular gas, of which 50% of them are young (<5 Myr) and 30% are older (>10 Myr). The opposite happens to the west, near GU CMa, in areas lacking molecular gas: among 79 objects, 30% are young and 50% are older. These findings confirm that a first episode of distributed star formation occurred in the whole studied region similar to 10 Myr ago and dispersed the molecular gas, while a second, localized episode (<5 Myr) took place in the regions where molecular gas is still present. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/50930-6 - Evolução química e populações estelares galácticas e extragalácticas, por espectroscopia e imageamento
Beneficiário:Beatriz Leonor Silveira Barbuy
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 14/18100-4 - Populações estelares na Via Láctea: bojo, halo, disco e regiões de formação de estrelas; instrumentação para espectroscopia de alta resolução
Beneficiário:Beatriz Leonor Silveira Barbuy
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático