X-rays from Orion: Identification and cross correlations of young stars in the Orion nebula

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dc.contributor.author Bergstrom, Erik en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-10T17:06:35Z
dc.date.available 2008-03-10T17:06:35Z
dc.date.issued 2000-05 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/5830
dc.description.abstract Recently formed, sun-like stars frequently display large x-ray luminosities. Therefore, x-ray observations provide a powerful means to identify newly formed stars, for the first time. The high spatial resolution of The Chandra X-ray Observatory has given us the ability to identify many stars seen in the x-ray wavelength regime for the first time also. The Orion Nebula is a very well studied region of star formation, and therefore is a good place for initial observations with Chandra. We have analyzed Chandra imaging observations of The Orion Nebula for the purposes of source detection and source identification. The visualizations of the cross correlations in the near infrared and radio have started us on the path toward learning more about the the nature of stars emitting in x-ray, as well as nature of newly forming stars. Within one arc minute around the Becklin-Neugebauer object, fourteen of eighteen or 78 percent of the x-ray sources have near infrared counterparts. Three out of eighteen or 17 percent have known radio counterparts. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Becklin-Neugebauer en_US
dc.subject Chandra x-ray observatory en_US
dc.subject X-ray luminosities en_US
dc.subject X-ray observations en_US
dc.title X-rays from Orion: Identification and cross correlations of young stars in the Orion nebula en_US
dc.type Senior Project en_US

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