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:


Test Photometric Catalogues:
WCS_deep_IC5070_2016-05-02_Visual.fits.cat
WCS_deep_IC5070_2016-06-04_Visual.fits.cat
WCS_deep_IC5070_2016-07-03_Visual.fits.cat
WCS_deep_IC5070_2016-08-08_Visual.fits.cat
WCS_deep_IC5070_2016-09-07_Visual.fits.cat
WCS_deep_IC5070_2016-10-01_Visual.fits.cat

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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.