Feeding the Chamaeleon --- Circumstellar disk accretion in and Chamaeleontis

Tonight's astronomers are observing a nearby group of young stars in the southern constellation of Chamaeleon. These stars are less than 10 million years old, meaning they were born not long after Siding Spring mountain was formed. Young stars are interesting because of the thin disks of gas and dust that surround them. It is within these dusty disks that planets like the Earth are thought to be forming.
Type
Collection
Title
Feeding the Chamaeleon --- Circumstellar disk accretion in and Chamaeleontis
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Optical Astronomy
Website Address
http://rsaa.anu.edu.au/observers/observing-rsaa/wifes-information-observers
Brief Description
Unreduced FITS files. ANU 2.3-m/Wide Field Spectrograph (WiFeS), PI: Murphy S. J. Dr. (RSAA)
Full Description
Tonight's astronomers are observing a nearby group of young stars in the southern constellation of Chamaeleon. These stars are less than 10 million years old, meaning they were born not long after Siding Spring mountain was formed. Young stars are interesting because of the thin disks of gas and dust that surround them. It is within these dusty disks that planets like the Earth are thought to be forming.
Contact Email
murphysj@mso.anu.edu.au
Fields of Research
0201 - Astronomical and Space Sciences
Date Coverage
2013-02-22 12:00:00
2013-02-26 12:00:00
Year of data publication
2013
Publisher for Citation
The Australian National University Data Commons
Other Related Identifiers
Astronomy Collection Identifier
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National Data Service
  • Australian National University
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