Volume 615, July 2018
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Galactic structure, stellar clusters and populations|
|Published online||25 July 2018|
Massive young stellar objects in the N 66/NGC 346 region of the SMC★
Departamento de Astronomía, Universidad de Chile,
2 Departamento de Física, Universidad de La Serena, Benavente 980, La Serena, Chile
Accepted: 21 March 2018
We present HK spectra of three sources located in the N 66 region of the Small Magellanic Cloud. The sources display prominent stellar Brγ and extended H2 emission, and exhibit infrared excesses at λ > 2 μm. Based on their spectral features, and photometric spectral energy distributions, we suggest that these sources are massive young stellar objects. The findings are interpreted as evidence of on-going high mass star formation in N 66.
Key words: magellanic clouds / infrared: stars / HII regions / stars: protostars / techniques: spectroscopic
© ESO 2018
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