Projects 1/2/3: Variability of Young Stars in Clusters
The projects aim to review and measure photometric variability of young stars in clusters. They will utilise either existing data from the HOYS-CAPS project, the Liverpool Telescope Sky-Cam or data obtained during the project with the Beacon Observatory. The aim is to obtain lightcurves of young stars from the data and analyse their behaviour on different time-scales (hours, days, weeks, months).
Papers to be read:
- Episodic Accretion in Young Stars
- A systematic survey for eruptive young stellar objects using mid-infrared photometry
- Embedded Clusters in Molecular Clouds
- Evidence for an FU Orionis-like Outburst from a Classical T Tauri Star
- The Origin of Episodic Accretion Bursts in the Early Stages of Star Formation
- Ysovar: The First Sensitive, Wide-area, Mid-infrared Photometric Monitoring of the Orion Nebula Cluster
- The T Tauri Star Population of the Young Cluster NGC 2264
Test Photometric Catalogues: WCS_deep_IC5070_2016-05-02_Visual.fits.cat
Learning Outcomes: Conducting a literature review and planning of a small research project; Handling online astronomical resources and large datasets; Performing astronomical observations and data reduction; Understanding the formation and evolution of young stellar objects.