Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research

Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research

The Spokes Star Cluster in NGC 2264. A Catalog of the Youngest Stars

Author:

Matt Young

Mentor:

Susan Terebey, Professor of Astrophysics/Astronomy, California State University Los Angeles

NGC 2264 is a well known star-forming region that is located 760 parsec from the Sun. The age of the star cluster is about 3 million years and roughly 1500 members of the star cluster have been identified to-date. Observations made with the Spitzer Space Telescope reveal that a new burst of star-formation is taking place in a sub-region called the Spokes cluster. Young stars are known to be enshrouded by warm dust that glows brightly at mid-infrared wavelengths. We use this signature to identify the youngest stars in the Spokes Cluster using data from the WISE and Spitzer Space Telescopes.


Presented by:

Matt Young

Date:

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Poster:

94

Room:

Broome Library

Presentation Type:

Poster Presentation

Discipline:

Astronomy
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