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BRC/Rebull

BRC/Rebull

Star Formation in Bright Rimmed Clouds (BRCs): Using Spitzer Space Telescope infrared images to find optically enshrouded stars that are in the process of formation in BRC 27 and BRC 34, which are clouds of gas being illuminated by other nearby, newly formed (but un-enshrouded) stars.

Year(s) participated: 2011


Brown Dwarfs/ Howell and Hoard

Brown Dwarfs/ Howell and Hoard

Detecting Brown Dwarfs in Interacting Cataclysmic Binaries: Using Spitzer Space Telescope infrared images to determine whether the companion of the remnant star EE Eri (a white dwarf) is in fact a very low-mass object (sometimes called 'failed star') known as a brown dwarf.

Year(s) participated: 2007, 2006, 2005


C-CWEL/Rebull

C-CWEL/Rebull

C-CWEL (Continuing Cool WISE ExpLoration of BRC 38): Continuing on some work started by the C-WAYS team last year, this team is using Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) infrared images to search for newly forming stars in bright rimmed cloud (BRC) 38.

Year(s) participated: 2013


CephC-LABS/Rebull

CephC-LABS/Rebull

This team will be continuing a study of the star-forming region Ceph C, exending into the longest wavelength data available.

Year(s) participated: 2017


CG4/Rebull

CG4/Rebull

Star Formation in CG4: Using infrared and optical space and ground based images to search for newly forming stars in Cometary Globule 4.

Year(s) participated: 2010


C-WAYS/Rebull

C-WAYS/Rebull

Cool, Wise, And Young Stars (C-WAYS): Using Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) infrared images to find optically enshrouded stars that are in the process of formation in the bright rimmed clouds BRC 27, BRC 34, and BRC 38 which are clouds of gas being illuminated by other nearby, newly formed (but un-enshrouded) stars.

Year(s) participated: 2012


HG-WELS/Rebull

HG-WELS/Rebull

Hungry Giants- WISE Excesses and Lithium Study (HG-WELS) - studying giants which may or may not be eating planets, and may or may not be ejecting enough dust as a result so as to be bright in the infrared.

Year(s) participated: 2014


IC 2118/Rebull

IC 2118/Rebull

Young Stars in IC 2118: Using Spitzer Space Telescope infrared images to find newly forming stars in the Witch Head nebula (IC2118) and using optical data to determine their masses and ages and to see their relationship to the interstellar medium and to other similar star forming regions.

Year(s) participated: 2007, 2006, 2005


IC 417/Rebull

IC 417/Rebull

IC417 : using WISE, 2MASS, Spitzer/Warm IRAC, UKIDSS, IPHAS, and literature optical data to look for young stars in the IC417 region.

Year(s) participated: 2015


Independent Research 2014

Independent Research 2014

This virtual team collects all independent research presented in 2014, and done by NITARP or Spitzer alumni with (or without) students outside of a formal NITARP team.

Year(s) participated: 2014


Independent Research 2017

Independent Research 2017

This virtual team collects all independent research presented in 2017, and done by NITARP or Spitzer alumni with (or without) students outside of a formal NITARP team.

Year(s) participated: 2017


Iron Stars/Howell and Hoard

Iron Stars/Howell and Hoard

Observing Iron Stars with Spitzer: Using Spitzer Space Telescope images to characterize dust around two stars with unusual iron signatures in their optical spectra.

Year(s) participated: 2005


IR Variability/Hoard and Howell

IR Variability/Hoard and Howell

Variability of the Mid-IR Sky: Using archival Spitzer Space Telescope data to look for variability of stars at mid-infrared wavelengths.

Year(s) participated: 2010


LLAMMa/Rebull

LLAMMa/Rebull

LLAMMa: Luisa, Laura, Alexandra, Milton -- looking for new YSOs in Ceph-C, using IR, optical, and X-rays.

Year(s) participated: 2016


Lynds/Rebull

Lynds/Rebull

Star Formation in Lynds Dark Nebulae: Using Spitzer Space Telescope infrared images to see deep inside clouds of gas (Lynds 981 and Lynds 425), deeper than any prior observations could see, and reveal any hidden star formation that is ongoing.

Year(s) participated: 2008


Period Pontificators/Howell and Ciardi

Period Pontificators/Howell and Ciardi

Using Kepler Space Telescope data to search for small scale stellar variability that may be due to eclipsing binaries, pulsators, star spots, or transiting planets.

Year(s) participated: 2011


SED/Howell and Hoard

SED/Howell and Hoard

Spectral Energy Distributions and Epsilon Aurigae: Using multiwavelength data to study the disk and companion of Epsilon Aurgae and the planetary nebula My Cn 18.

Year(s) participated: 2010


SHIPs/Ali

SHIPs/Ali

The goal of SHIPs (Searching Herschel Images for Protostars) is to find and identify stars in the earliest phases of formation in NGC 281, a.k.a. "the pac-man nebula".  These stars will help us understand the history of the star formation process in that region.

Year(s) participated: 2013


SIRXS/Gorjian

SIRXS/Gorjian

SIRXS (SEIP IR Excess Survey) : looking for IR excesses around stars found within the Spitzer Enhanced Imaging Products (SEIP) source list.

Year(s) participated: 2014


SOFIA/Werner and Sahai

SOFIA/Werner and Sahai

Using Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) images to study the planetary nebula NGC 7027 to better understand the final stages of life for stars like our Sun.

Year(s) participated: 2012


They Might Be Giants/Ciardi and Howell

They Might Be Giants/Ciardi and Howell

They Might Be Giants are using data from the Kepler mission to classify the brightness changes of giant stars in an effort to understand how the observed brightness variations of giant stars may relate to the different stages of giant star evolution.

Year(s) participated: 2013


UBOKO/Ciardi and Howell

UBOKO/Ciardi and Howell

Using multiwavelength data to characterize Ultra Blue Objects for Kepler Observing (UBOKO). Characterizing the identities of these sources will facilitate further study and will be used to propose future observations with the Kepler Space Telescope.

Year(s) participated: 2012


Z Cha/Hoard and Howell

Z Cha/Hoard and Howell

Spitzer Light Curve of Z Cha: Using the Spitzer Space Telescope to monitor the infrared variability around the binary star system WZ Sge to try to characterize the dust distribution in the system.

Year(s) participated: 2008


We're back from the Jan 2017 AAS and we had a grand time!