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A near infrared speckle imaging study of T Tauri Stars

Ghez, A. M. and Mccarthy, D. W. and Weinberger, A. J. and Neugebauer, G. and Matthews, K. (1994) A near infrared speckle imaging study of T Tauri Stars. Experimental Astronomy, 3 (1-4). pp. 297-300. ISSN 0922-6435.

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The results of a speckle imaging survey of T Tauri stars suggest that most, if not all, young low mass stars have companions. Repeated observations of these young binary stars have revealed orbital motion in the closest pairs (≤0.″3), proving that these systems are indeed gravitationally bound and providing the basis for mass estimates in the upcoming years. These mass estimates are necessary to distinguish between the various binary star formation mechanisms that have been proposed to date.

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Additional Information:© 1994 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Subject Keywords:T Tauri Stars; Binary Stars; Speckle Imaging
Issue or Number:1-4
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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