Details on Acronym: SSTtau
SSTtau (Spitzer Space Telescope Taurus project) Write:<<SSTtau HHMMSS.s+DDMMSS>> N: about 269358 Note:http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/data/SPITZER/Taurus/
We have conducted a large multiwavelength imaging and spectroscopic survey of the Taurus Molecular Cloud (TMC). The Spitzer imaging component is referred to as the Taurus Spitzer Survey; it covers 44deg2 from 3.6 to 160 µm and is a Spitzer Legacy Project, so enhanced data products have been delivered back to the Spitzer Science Center (SSC). In addition to the Spitzer component, there are four other major components to our Taurus survey. XMM-Newton was used by the XMM-Newton Extended Survey of the TMC (XEST) program (e.g., G?del et al. 2007b and references therein), which mapped =5 deg2, most of which was also mapped by the Spitzer observations; the XEST data include X-ray imaging but also include UV data from the XMM-Newton Optical Monitor (OM; Audard et al. 2007). XEST was deliberately pointed toward aggregates of previously identified Taurus members. In the optical, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) survey (J.-L. Monin et al. 2010, in preparation; G?del et al. 2007b) mapped 28 deg2 (all of which are encompassed by the Spitzer area), and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS; Finkbeiner et al. 2004; Padmanabhan et al. 2008) mapped =48 deg2 in two perpendicular strips, about half of which overlaps the Spitzer area. Finally, the Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory (FCRAO) millimeter wavelength survey (Goldsmith et al. 2008) mapped =100 deg2 in the CO(1-0) line, covering the Spitzer survey area entirely.
OK, so this is somewhat complicated, and I'm putting more words in here so that you can help me figure out what I should do. The Taurus project was originally a Cycle 1 Spitzer project. We went back and got a little bit more time, and then were grandfathered into having Legacy program status. We bundled both projects into the Taurus Spitzer Survey. We had plans to publish a lot of papers, and we have not yet given up hope on many of them, but so far these: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010ApJS..186..259R http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010A&A...515A..91M http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009ApJ...696.1918T http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007A%26A...465..855G are really the only ones done by the original team, and the 2010ApJS..186..259R one is really the biggest, presenting the catalogs of known and new YSOs in Taurus. There are good drafts of 2 more papers, and ok drafts of 3-4 more, but honestly I've no idea when we will even submit those. We named objects as part of the catalog published in that one paper, and those are all YSOs, and somehow we dropped the ball on submitting the acronym to you. We delivered a catalog to IRSA (at Caltech) of everything we detected in our maps, and those therefore also have SSTTau names, even though they could be (literally) anything (though we think we removed all the moving objects).
The catalog of known and new YSOs in Taurus, separate from the journal article or even the IRSA delivery, is here: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011yCat..21960004R (we did truncate the catalog coordinate-based names, not round them, as per instructions.) Auth.:Luisa Rebull
Spitzer Science Center, Caltech, USA Originof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5