A starburst region around l = 347° - 350°

Marco, A.; Negueruela, I.; Monguió, M.; González-Fernández, C.; Maíz Apellániz, J.; Dorda, R.; Clark, J. S.
Formation, evolution, and survival of massive star clusters, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium, Volume 316, pp. 165-166 (2017).


Very recently, a number of obscured massive open clusters have been identified in the Milky Way. A very significant fraction of them lie either close to the base of the Scutum Arm or towards Galactic longitude of 350°. We are studying these clusters and their neighbourhoods, finding very good evidence for a major starburst region close to the near tip of the Galactic Long Bar.