The tricky line of sight towards Cygnus-X: The [DB2001] CL05 embedded cluster as a pilot case

D. de la Fuente, C. G. Román-Zúñiga, E. Jiménez-Bailón, J. Alves, S. Venus

The nearest massive star-forming complex, Cygnus-X, is widely used as a laboratory for star cluster formation and feedback processes, under the implicit assumption that all its components are located roughly at the same distance. We present a multi-wavelength study of a 15' × 15' field in southern Cygnus-X, where different components involving clustered star formation are overlapped. Preliminary results indicate that the Berkeley 87 and [DB2001] CL05 clusters are actually located at very different distances, invalidating previous claims of physical interaction between them. This shows the importance of a careful treatment of extinction and distance calculations for cluster formation studies, particularly in Cygnus-X.

Department of Astrophysics
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Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
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Austrian Fields of Science 2012
103003 Astronomy, 103004 Astrophysics
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