Size distribution of circumstellar disks in the Trapezium cluster

Silvia M. Vicente, João Alves

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What is the typical size of a disk in a stellar young cluster freshly formed? In this paper we present our preliminary results on the size distribution of disks in the Trapezium cluster, measured in a Hα (0.656μm) image from the HST/WFPC. We also present the spatial distribution of disk-size as a function of the distance to the most important Trapezium OB stars.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Conference on Towards Other Earths
Subtitle of host publication DARWIN/TPF and the Search for Extrasolar Terrestrial Planets, 22-25 April 2003, Heidelberg, Germany
EditorsM. Fridlund, T. Henning
Place of PublicationNoordwijk
PublisherESA Publications Division
ISBN (Print)92-9092-849-2, 2003
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2003

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 103004 Astrophysics


  • Young Stars
  • Circumstellar Disks
  • Planet Formation

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