A multiwavelength study of Galactic HII region S297

K. K. Mallick1, D. K. Ojha1, M. R. Samal2, A. K. Pandey2, S. K. Ghosh1, B. C.~Bhatt and M. Tamura
1Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005, India
2Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital 263 129, India
3Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru 560 034, India
4National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588, Japan


Sharpless 297 (S297), an optically visible classical HII region, at a distance of 1.1 kpc (Bica et al. 2003), is located in Canis Major. Here, we present the preliminary results of this Galactic HII region. Optical observations were carried out with the 2.01 m Himalayan Chandra Telescope (HCT), Hanle (Ladakh) and the 2 m IUCAA Girawali Observatory (IGO) telescope, Pune. Near-infrared (NIR) observations in JHKs bands were taken with the 1.4 m IRSF telescope at South Africa. The radio continuum observations were carried out with the GMRT at 1280 MHz and 610 MHz.

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Keywords : star: formation - HII region: triggered star formation