The RMS Database Server
Multi-wavelength Search for Massive Young Stellar Objects
Galactic Distribution and Survey Description
This web page is designed to provide access to the Red MSX Source (RMS) survey database which houses all of the multi-wavelength follow-up observations being made towards approximately 2,000 MSX and 2MASS colour selected MYSO candidates. In the figure above we have show the distribution of all MYSOs and HII regions identified by the RMS survey; these are overlaid on the integrated 12CO (J=1-0) map of Dame et al. 2001 , which traces the distribution of molecular gas in the Galaxy (isolated sources and groups associated with complexes are shown in blue and red, respectively).
The database contains data on all 5,000 red MSX sources that have passed colour cuts during earlier stages of the project and the full observed datasets for all sources followed up at other wavelengths. In addition, we have also drawn together all relevant archival material pertaining to the RMS sources (e.g., MSX, 2MASS and GLIMPSE) which were used to in the classification process. The database currently contains approximately ~100,000 images and fits files from the MSX, 2 Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), Galactic Legacy Infrared Midplane Survey Extraordinaire (GLIMPSE), MIPSGAL (A 24 and 70 Micron Survey of the Inner Galactic Disk with MIPS) archives as well as our own radio, mid-IR and near-IR images and millimetre line and HI spectra obtained from the Southern Galactic Plain Survey (SGPS). Results derived from these data such as fluxes, sizes, positions, line profile data, velocities, distances and luminosities are also stored and available.