Extended Excess 4.5 μm Sources in the Perseus Arm: First Results from GLIMPSE360

Type Conference Paper
Names Claudia Cyganowski, B. Whitney, T. Robitaille, M. Meade, B. L. Babler, E. B. Churchwell, J. Honor
Proceedings Title Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Conference Name AAS Meeting #222, #313.10
Date June 1, 2013
Short Title Extended Excess 4.5 μm Sources in the Perseus Arm
URL http://adsabs.org/2013AAS.22231310C
Library Catalog labs.adsabs.harvard.edu
Abstract Spitzer surveys of the inner Galactic Plane (GLIMPSE I & II) revealed a promising new diagnostic for identifying actively accreting (proto)stars: extended excess emission in the IRAC 4.5 micron band, believed to trace shocked molecular gas in active protostellar outflows. We will present initial results from our search for extended excess 4.5 micron sources in the outer Galaxy GLIMPSE360 survey, focusing on the area of the survey associated with the Perseus arm.
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