PI: John Stauffer, Caltech, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: IPAC, 1201 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
CoI: Maria Morales, Caltech
CoI: Peter Plavchan, Caltech
Title: Synoptic Monitoring of Star-Forming Cores
Abstract: We propose to use ANDICAM on the CTIO 1.3m to obtain synoptic monitoring at J- and Ks-bands of Class I and II young stellar objects in the the Spokes Cluster in NGC2264 and the MonR2 star-forming core, each for a 20 night period. These data will be used to complement time- series photometry we will be obtaining simultaneously with IRAC on the Spitzer Space Telescope. The goal of this program is to use the multi- wavelength photometric monitoring data to determine the physical mechanisms responsible for the near-IR and mid-IR variability of these YSOs. These observations should shed new light on the processes involved in the formation and evolution of circumstellar (planet- forming) disks and on the accretion of matter from these disks onto their "host" stars.
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