Classifying the stellar environment around V838 monocerotis

V. A. Rosero-Rueda, H. E. Bond, K. M. Exter, G. H. Schaefer, A. Plata

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Abstract

The V838 Mon's behavior and the nature of the progenitor object are not well understood. Type B stars recently have been found in the vicinity of V838 Mon and it is thought that they may be part of a young open cluster. Since the cluster is in a spiral arm of the Galaxy, the identification of additional member stars is complicated; therefore, photometric and spectroscopic studies are necessary. We present the preliminary results of our photometric analyses with images obtained from the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-136
Number of pages2
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
Volume34
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventIV Reunion Sobre Astronomia Dinamica en Latinoamerica, ADeLA-2008 - Mexico, D.F., Mexico
Duration: Feb 12 2008Feb 16 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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