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Star formation background information

General overview of star formation -- textbooks, overview articles, good things for general knowledge.

Studying Young Stars - wiki page on this. lots of interwoven links to other good stuff on the wiki.

Luisa's tutorial on star formation from cool cosmos

Luisa's blog posting on the 'story of star formation' (very similar text!)

Notes from a U of Oregon lecture on star formation ... not as good as Luisa's lecture notes but a good launching point ... http://abyss.uoregon.edu/~js/ast122/lectures/lec13.html

A more detailed explanation of Star Formation from a textbook. There's more math here than we'll need. File:SF.pdf --CJohnson 11:05, 1 February 2011 (PST)

Powerpoint presentation giving at GISS 2011 summarizing the NITARP 2010 paper "New Young Star Candidates in CG4 and Sa101", Rebull et all, 2011 File:GISS 2011 Legassie gum nebula.pptx --Legassie 15:04, 18 May 2011 (PDT)

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In the 1960s, Beverly Lynds studied the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS) plates and made a list of things she thought were bright or dark nebulae. These of course were subjective judgements, but they are often pretty, and often forming stars. Many Lynds clouds are famous star forming regions. There are already lots of observations of Lynds clouds in the WISE (and for that matter, Spitzer) archive. We need to find something that is interesting, likely to at least make a pretty picture, preferably actually result in the discovery of some new baby stars... AND not such a "popular" region that someone else is likely to scoop us during the year we are working on it! We picked LDN 1548, but if we somehow blow through that one really fast, we can pick another one to do as well.

I have looked for but have not found a biography of Lynds. Can anyone else find one?

WISE data

Tutorial on getting WISE data from Berkeley

Overview information on the WISE mission, including links to a paper model

Previous Teams' pages

Several of the things we will be doing are similar, and several will be different.

IC 2118 Current Research Activities (2004-2008), Lynds Clouds Current Research Activities (2008), CG4 Current Research Activities (2010), and BRC Current Research Activities (2011).

Also see

  • Working with L1688 (A sample analysis thread using Lynds 1688, developed in the context of the Lynds Cloud team)
  • Working with CG4+SA101, an adaptation of "Working with L1688", with specific application to that project.
  • Working with the BRCs, an adaptation of the above threads, with specific application to that project.