Talk:Data Analysis of LDN425 and LND981

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Oil City Discussion

--Spuck 09:26, 15 October 2008 (PDT) We have the following software working on our computers - Spot, Leopard, Mopex, MaxIm DL, and DS-9.

--Spuck 09:30, 15 October 2008 (PDT) We used Leopard to downloaded all of the PBCD data for our Spitzer observations of LDN425 and LND981. We have started to do some visual inspection of the images, and making color composite images.

--JButchart 3:15, 15 October 2008 (PDT) Shana and I looked through the LDN 981 data on Mopex and found some points of interest.. they are the following:

Points jen.JPG

--AlixHolcomb 05:21, 22 October 2008 (PDT) I look through the LDN 981 data on Mopex as well and found a few points of interest. They are as follows:

Alix points.JPG

--AlixHolcomb 05:33, 22 October 2008 (PDT)I also made some pretty sweet color composite images of LDN 981 using Mopex. Ch4(Green) Ch3(Red) Ch1(Blue):


--skennedy 5:02, 23 October 2008 (PDT) This is my list of interesting objects in LDN 425 that I found in several different color composites.


--Jbutchart 05:36, 28 October 2008 (PDT) I thought I would put up a festive color composite to celebrate Halloween and fall! Also, the spot at 21h 00m 07s, +50d 13m 04s can be seen quite well.


--Skennedy 05:51, 29 October 2008 (PDT) I found some information about a star previously known in LDN 981. Here's the abstract from the Astrophysical Journal.

ABSTRACT We characterize the small- and large-scale environment of the young star V1331 Cygni with high-resolution HST WFPC2 and Digitized Sky Survey images. In addition to a previously known outer dust ring (≈ in diameter), the WFPC2 scattered light image reveals an inner dust ring for the first time. This ring has a maximum radius of ≈ and is possibly related to a molecular envelope. Large-scale optical images show that V1331 Cyg is located at the tip of a long dust filament linking it to the dark cloud LDN 981. We discuss the origin of the observed dust morphology and analyze the object's relation to its parent dark cloud LDN 981. Finally, based on recent results from the literature, we investigate the properties of V1331 Cyg and conclude that in its current state the object does not show sufficient evidence to be characterized as an FU Ori object.

Manhasset Discussion

Students in class have identified the following points of interest in LDN 981. Leopard was used to determine these candidates but MOPEX, ATP, and Spot are also downloaded and installed.

981 so far.jpg

The primary criteria for choosing these candidates was IR excess and oversaturated pixels.

Chippewa Hills Discussion

We have Spot and Leopard installed in our science department lab at school. They have been updated to the most recent version. Mopex is also installed and updated. APT will be done soon.

All PBCD data for both dark nebulae have been downloaded as well. We will look at what's been done at Oil City and Manhasset and see if we see the same points of interest, possibly identifying additional (if any) ones.