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Program Information for 2016A-0321


PI: Catherine Espaillat, Boston U., cce@bu.edu
Address: Astronomy Department, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 USA

CoI: Sierra Grant, Boston U.
CoI: Cesar Briceno, CTIO
CoI: Jesus Hernandez, CIDA
CoI: Nuria Calvet, U. of Michigan

Title: Footprints of the Magnetosphere: the Star-Disk Connection in T Tauri Stars

Abstract: We propose here a synoptic optical/near-IR program with AndiCam on the CTIO 1.3m telescope, in support of approved HST near/far UV and SWIFT X-ray/far UV observations of three T Tauri stars, with the immediate goal of quantifying the variability of both the dust and gas in the disks surrounding these young objects. This multi-wavelength synoptic study will open new insight into how or if accretion onto the star is tied to inhomogeneities in the inner disk, and provide a picture of the largely unknown interaction between dust and gas in the inner $sim$0.5 AU of the disk down to the stellar surface.

Program Type: Standard/Galactic

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2016A):  CT-1.3m/ANDI -- 45hrs


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