Some results of broadband and narrow-band CCD imaging of the young star cluster NGC 6823 made in August 2001 at Maidanak Observatory (Uzbekistan) are given. This signifies the collaborative initiative between the Graduate Institute of Astronomy of the National Central University of Taiwan (NCU), and Ulugh Beg Astronomical Institute of the Uzbek Academy of Sciences (UBAI). The two institutes, along with colleagues from Lithuania and and Latvia, are working together to modernize and instrument the existing telescope facilities at Maidanak to make use of the excellent astro-climate of the site. As a pilot project, we selected candidate young stars in NGC 6823, based on their 2MASS near-infrared colors. The youthful nature of some of them were then confirmed by spectra taken with the 2-m telescope at Beijing Observatory. This demonstrates that the combination of small telescopes and existing databases, such as those of 2MASS and ROSAT/Chandra, can yield fruitful science. Other Uzbek-Taiwan collaborations in the planning are outlined, including monitoring programs of young stars and variable stars.
8th Asian-Pacific Regional Meeting, Volume II
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