New Young Stars with Actively Accreting Planets

Our understanding of how stars and planets form is informed by newly born groups of stars. The nearest group to us is the Scorpius-Centaurus association, at a distance of 400 lightyears, which contains the iconic Southern-Cross. We are searching for faint members of this association with WiFeS, looking for Lithium in their atmospheres, which is totally burnt up in older stars like the sun.
Type
Collection
Title
New Young Stars with Actively Accreting Planets
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: Rizzuto AC Mr (Macquarie University)
Full Description
Our understanding of how stars and planets form is informed by newly born groups of stars. The nearest group to us is the Scorpius-Centaurus association, at a distance of 400 lightyears, which contains the iconic Southern-Cross. We are searching for faint members of this association with WiFeS, looking for Lithium in their atmospheres, which is totally burnt up in older stars like the sun.
Contact Email
aaron.rizzuto@mq.edu.au
Fields of Research
0201 - Astronomical and Space Sciences
Date Coverage
2013-02-27 12:00:00
2013-03-04 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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