We study the properties of young stars in several nearby star formation regions. Our approach examines both the aggregate properties of large samples of young stars and the detailed properties of a smaller sample of individual stars. The large aggregate sample helps our statistical understanding of how while studying individual young stars in detail informs our interpretation of the larger data set. The specific star formation regions we have been studying include Cep OB3b, a large cluster of thousands of young stars as well as Taurus and Ophiuchus, both smaller star formation regions that are close enough to examine individual stars in detail. We use a number of instruments that span much of the electromagnetic spectrum including the Discovery Channel Telescope in the ultraviolet and visible and Keck in the infrared. For the young stars in the Cep OB3b region we examine the X-ray and accretion properties. For the young stars in Taurus and Ophiuchus, we estimate properties, such as vsini, magnetic field strength, effective temperature and presence (or lack) of a disk.
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #227
- Pub Date:
- January 2016