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Dynamic Young Stars and their Disks: A Temporal View of NGC 2264 with Spitzer and CoRoT

Cody, Ann Marie and Stauffer, John and Bouvier, Jèrôme (2014) Dynamic Young Stars and their Disks: A Temporal View of NGC 2264 with Spitzer and CoRoT. EPJ Web of Conferences, 64 . Art. No. 08004 . ISSN 2100-014X. doi:10.1051/epjconf/20136408004.

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Variability is a signature feature of young stars. Among the well known light curve phenomena are periodic variations attributed to surface spots and irregular changes associated with accretion or circumstellar disk material. While decades of photometric monitoring have provided a framework for classifying young star variability, we still know surprisingly little about its underlying mechanisms and connections to the surrounding disks. In the past few years, dedicated photometric monitoring campaigns from the ground and space have revolutionized our view of young stars in the time domain. We present a selection of optical and infrared time series from several recent campaigns, highlighting the Coordinated Synoptic Investigation of NGC 2264 (“CSI 2264”)– a joint30-day effort with the Spitzer, CoRoT, and MOST telescopes. The extraordinary photometric precision, high cadence, and long time baseline of these observations is now enabling correlation of variability properties at very different wavelengths, corresponding to locations from the stellar surface to the inner 0.1 AU of the disk. We present some results of the CSI 2264 program, including new classes of optical/infrared behavior. Further efforts to tie observed variability features to physical models will provide insights into the inner disk environment at a time when planet formation may be underway.

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Cody, Ann Marie0000-0002-3656-6706
Stauffer, John0000-0003-3595-7382
Bouvier, Jèrôme0000-0002-7450-6712
Additional Information:© 2014 Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Published online: 8 January 2014. Based on data from the Spitzer and CoRoT missions. The CoRoT space mission was developed and is operated by the French space agency CNES, with participation of ESA’s RSSD and Science Programmes, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, and Spain.
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Official Citation:Dynamic Young Stars and their Disks: A Temporal View of NGC 2264 with Spitzer and CoRoT Ann Marie Cody, John Stauffer, Jèrôme Bouvier and The CSI Team EPJ Web of Conferences 64 08004 (2014) DOI:
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