12-15 July 2011
Saint George Hotel
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Optical study of the Southern high mass star forming region RCW 34

14 Jul 2011, 11:45
15m
Acro2

Acro2

Oral Presentation Track D1 - Astrophysics APSS

Speaker

Mr Robert Czanik (North-West University, Potchefstroom)

Description

To understand the formation of stars one must be able to identify young objects. RCW 34 is a star forming region in the constellation of Vela. A study was conducted in the near-infrared where it was found that a large number of stars surrounding the nebula shows NIR characteristics of lower mass pre-main sequence stars. To prove the suspicions a follow-up study was conducted in the optical. The results of a photometric and spectroscopic study on the the nebula and stars within a 7 arcmin x 7 arcmin region around the nebula will be presented.

Consider for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)? Yes
Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)? Yes
Level (Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD, other)? MSc

Primary author

Mr Robert Czanik (North-West University, Potchefstroom)

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