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Star-Forming Region

(SFR, SF Region, Stellar Nursery)
(areas forming stars or ripe for star formation)

A Star-Forming Region (SF Region, Stellar Nursery, SFR) is a region in space where Star Formation is taking place, or could happen. The presence of Protostars is a clear sign, as well as a dense Molecular Cloud, perhaps with Dust. The terms Bok Globule, Dense Core, and Filament, refer SF regions with specific characteristics.

Note: the abbreviation "SFR" is also used for Star Formation Rate.

(star formation,cloud type,molecular hydrogen,gas)

Referenced by:
Dickel-Wendker-Bieritz Catalog (DWB)
Gould's Belt Distances Survey (GOBELINS)
Gould's Belt
Hayashi Track
Herschel Orion Protostar Survey (HOPS)
Herbig-Haro Object (HH)
Intensity Mapping
Infrared Dark Cloud (IRDC)
Infrared Space Observatory (ISO)
Lyman-Break Galaxy (LBG)
Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
Molecular Cloud
NGC 2363
NGC 346
Orion Molecular Cloud Complex
Orion Nebula (M42)
PAH Emissions
Position-Position-Velocity Space (PPV)
Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex
Radio Source (RS)
Scutum-Centaurus Arm
Serpens Cloud
Star Formation History (SFH)
Star Formation Rate (SFR)
Star Formation (SF)
Taurus-Auriga Complex
Taurus Molecular Cloud 1 (TMC-1)
Trapezium Cluster
Young Stellar Object (YSO)