Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Isolated Star Formation: A Compact H II Region in the Virgo Cluster

Gerhard, Ortwin; Arnaboldi, Magda; Freeman, Kenneth; Okamura, Satoshi

Description

We report on the discovery of an isolated compact H II region in the Virgo cluster. The object is located in the diffuse outer halo of NGC 4388 or possibly could be in intracluster space. Star formation can thus take place far outside the main star-forming regions of galaxies. This object is powered by a small starburst with an estimated mass of ∼400 M⊙ and age of ∼3 Myr, From a total sample of 17 H II region candidates, the present rate of isolated star formation estimated in our Virgo field...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74648
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1086/345657

Download

There are no files associated with this item.


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  20 July 2017/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator