Cassandra Fallscheer


The Cepheus Flare Star Formation Region of the Herschel Gould Belt Survey

James Di Francesco, Peter Martin, Christine Wilson, Sarah Sadavoy, Philippe Andre


As part of the large Key Program the Herschel Gould Belt Survey (André & Saraceno, 2005), 70, 160, 250, 350, and 500 micron data were taken in parallel mode with the PACS and SPIRE instruments of five clouds in the Cepheus star formation region: L1157, L1172, L1228, L1241, and L1251. These data are rich with filamentary structures, protostars, and bubbles. With these data, we identify and characterize both the compact sources as well as the non-compact structures associated with each cloud. By overlaying SPITZER data, it is be possible to identify pre- and protostellar cores and deduce respective core mass functions. Further analysis includes looking for trends relating source compactness with mass.