Strong emission-line stars identified toward the Rosette Nebula

J. Z. Li, C. H. Wu, W. P. Chen, T. Rector, Y. H. Chu, W. H. Ip

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Several strong emission-line stars were found in the optical identification of the ROSAT PSPC sources in the Rosette Nebula. These possible X-ray emitters were classified from the low-resolution spectra obtained as Herbig Ae/Be type stars or probable weak-line T Tauri stars. A classical Be star was also identified around one of the X-ray sources studied. Our study supports the conjecture that ROSAT X-ray observations could trace low- and intermediate-mass star formation to a distance of ∼1.5 kpc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2590-2596
Number of pages7
JournalAstronomical Journal
Issue number5 1757
StatePublished - May 1 2002


  • Stars: emission-line, Be
  • Stars: pre-main-sequence
  • X-rays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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