Abstract

We present Sloan Digital Sky Survey and United States Naval Observatory observations of the V1647 Ori protostar and surrounding field near NGC 2068. V1647 Ori, the likely driving source for HH 23, brightened significantly in November 2003. Analysis of SDSS imaging acquired in November 1998 and February 2002 during the quiescent state, recent USNO photometry, and published 2MASS and Gemini data shows that the color changes associated with brightening suggest an EXor outburst rather than a simple dust clearing event.

Publication Date

12-1-2004

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Also archived in: arXiv:astro-ph/0408308 v1 Aug 17 2004Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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Article

Department, Program, or Center

School of Physics and Astronomy (COS)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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