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The Gould’s Belt Distances Survey (GOBELINS). III. The Distance to the Serpens/Aquila Molecular Complex

Abstract : We report on new distances and proper motions to seven stars across the Serpens/Aquila complex. The observations were obtained as part of the Gould’s Belt Distances Survey (GOBELINS) project between 2013 September and 2016 April with the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA). One of our targets is the proto-Herbig AeBe object EC 95, which is a binary system embedded in the Serpens Core. For this system, we combined the GOBELINS observations with previous VLBA data to cover a total period of 8 years, and derive the orbital elements and an updated source distance. The individual distances to sources in the complex are fully consistent with each other, and the mean value corresponds to a distance of 436.0 ± 9.2 pc for the Serpens/W40 complex. Given this new evidence, we argue that Serpens Main, W40, and Serpens South are physically associated and form a single cloud structure.
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Gisela N. Ortiz-León, Sergio A. Dzib, Marina A. Kounkel, Laurent Loinard, Amy J. Mioduszewski, et al.. The Gould’s Belt Distances Survey (GOBELINS). III. The Distance to the Serpens/Aquila Molecular Complex. The Astrophysical Journal, 2017, 834, ⟨10.3847/1538-4357/834/2/143⟩. ⟨insu-03692540⟩

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