Wednesday, June 12, 2013

1306.2590 (J. A. Eisner et al.)

Time-monitoring Observations of the Ro-Vibrational Overtone CO bands in Young Stars    [PDF]

J. A. Eisner, G. H. Rieke, M. J. Rieke, K. M. Flaherty, T. J. Arnold, J. M. Stone, S. R. Cortes, E. Cox, C. Hawkins, A. Cole, S. Zajac, A. L. Rudolph
We present near-IR spectra of a sample of T Tauri, Herbig Ae/Be, and FU Ori objects. Using the FSPEC instrument on the Bok 90-inch telescope, we obtained K-band spectra with a resolution of ~3500. Here we present spectra of the v=2->0 and v=3->1 bandheads of ro-vibrational transitions of carbon monoxide. We observed these spectra over multiple epochs spaced by a few days and approximately one month. Several of our targets show CO emission or absorption features. However we see little evidence of variability in these features across multiple epochs. We compare our results with previous observations, and discuss the physical implications of non-variable CO emission across the sampled timescales.
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