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SCIENCE

Some talks, presentations, articles and papers from the project

Science Talks / Presentations / Articles

Hunting for Eruptive Young Stellar Objects, Article on the BAA website, advertising the expansions of the project to variable star observers in the UK.

Hunting for Eruptive Young Stellar Objects, Article in the BAA VSS Circular 174 (December 2017), advertising the expansions of the project to variable star observers in the UK.

Optical brightness and colours of V2492Cyg before, during and after the recent record peak in brightness, ATel10259, 12.04.2017

Froebrich, D., Scholz, A., Campbell-White, J., Crumpton, J., D’Arcy, E., Makin, S.V., Zegmott, T., Billington, S.J., Hibbert, R., Newport, R.J., Fisher, C.R. 2018, Variability in IC5070: two young stars with deep recurring eclipses, RNAAS, 2, 61 (.pdf version)

How to form stars and clusters and how to help us understand it, Stargazing Live Talk, 03.03.2017

The Physics of Star Formation, Public talk for Crayford Manor House Astronomical Society Dartford, 03.11.2016

Photometric Monitoring of nearby young Clusters as a Citizen Science Project, Poster at Star Formation 2016 Conference in Exeter, 24.08.2016

Photometric Monitoring of nearby young Clusters as a Citizen Science Project, Talk at Star Formation 2016 Conference in Exeter, 24.08.2016

The Physics of Star Formation, Talk at Hampshire Astronomical Group Meeting on 13.05.2016

The Physics of Star Formation, Talk at SEKAS Meeting on 09.01.2016

Hunting for Eruptive Young Stellar Objects, Article in the BAA VSS Circular 164 (June 2015), advertising the project to variable star observers in the UK.

Hunting for Eruptive Young Stellar Objects, Talk given at BAA Spring Meeting in Ashford on 25.04.2015, presenting some initial results of the search for high amplitute variables in NGC 2264.

Refereed Publications

Froebrich, D., Scholz, A., Eislöffel, J., Stecklum, B., 2020, A survey for variable young stars with small telescopes: III – Warm spots on the active stars V1598Cyg, MNRAS, 497, 4602 (.pdf version)

Evitts, J.J.; Froebrich, D.; Scholz, A.; Eislöffel, J.; Campbell-White, J.; Furnell, W.; Urtly, T.; Pickard, R.; Wiersema, K.; Dubovský, P.A.; Kudzej, I.; Naves, R.; Morales Aimar, M.; Castillo García, R.; Vanmunster, T.; Schwendeman, E.; Soldán Alfaro, F.C.; Johnstone, S.; Gonzalez Farfán, R.; Killestein, T.; Delgado Casal, J.; García de la Cuesta, F.; Roberts, D.; Kolb, U.; Montoro, L.; Licchelli, D.; Escartin Perez, A.; Perelló Perez, C.; Deldem, M.; Futcher, S.R. L.; Nelson, T.; Dvorak, S.; Moładzierski, D.; Quinn, N.; Kotysz, K.; Kowalska, K.; Mikołajczyk, P.; Fleming, G.; Phillips, M.; Vale, T.; Dubois, F.; Logie, L.; Rau, S.; Vanaverbeke, S.; Merrikin, B.; Fernández Mañanes, E.; Erdelyi, E.; Gonzalez Carballo, J.-L.; Limon Martinez, F.; Long, T.P.; San Segundo Delgado, A.; Salto González, J.L.; Tremosa Espasa, L.; Piehler, G.; Crumpton, J.; Dover, L.; Billington, S.J.; D’Arcy, E.; Makin, S.V.; Bringfried S. 2020, A survey for variable young stars with small telescopes: II – Mapping a protoplanetary disk with stable structures at 0.15 AU, MNRAS, 493, 184 (.pdf version)

Hillenbrand, L.A., Contreras Pena, C., Morrell, S., Naylor, T., Kuhn, M.,A., Cutri, R.M., Rebull, L.M., Hodgkin, S., Froebrich, D., Mainzer, A.K. 2018, Gaia 17bpi: An FU Ori Type Outburst, ApJ, 869, 146 (.pdf version or Press Release)

Froebrich, D., Campbell-White, J., Scholz, A., Eislöffel, J., Zegmott, T., Billington, S.J., Donohoe, J., Makin, S.V., Hibbert, R., Newport, R.J., Pickard, R., Quinn, N., Rodda, T., Piehler, G., Shelley, M., Parkinson, S., Wiersema, K., Walton, I., 2018, A survey for variable young stars with small telescopes: First results from HOYS-CAPS, MNRAS, 478, 5091 (.pdf version)

Sicilia-Aguilar, A., Oprandi, A., Froebrich, D., Fang, M., Prieto, J. L., Stanek, K., Scholz, A., Kochanek, C. S., Henning, Th., Gredel, R., Holoien, T. W.-S., Rabus, M., Shappee, B. J., Billington, S. J., Campbell-White, J., Zegmott, T. J., 2017, The 2014-2017 outburst of the young star ASASSN-13db: A time-resolved picture of a very low-mass star between EXors and FUors, A&A, 2017, 607, 127 (.pdf version)

HOYS Publication Guidelines

All publications using any HOYS data should reference the project description paper (Froebrich et al. 2018, MNRAS, 478, 5091) and the data calibration paper (Evitts et al. 2020, MNRAS, 493, 184). If not all contributors of data are included in the author list, then the following should be added to the acknowledgements of every publication: “We would like to thank all contributors of observational data for their efforts towards the success of the HOYS project.”

We aim to disseminate the results of the science exploitation of the HOYS data with two kinds of publications. These are: i) larger, survey description type publications and ii) smaller, more specific publications.

We plan to write type i) publications about every one to two years. On these publications every participant who contributed data should be added as a co-author (if s/he wishes so), as well as everyone involved in the data analysis.

All other, type ii) publications using any HOYS data should include everyone as a co-author who made a significant contribution to the scientific analysis of the data and the preparation of the publication. Furthermore, any contributor who made a significant contribution to the dataset analysed in the publication should be added as co-author. In other words, anyone whose data cannot be removed without significantly degrading the quality of the analysis should be made a co-author.

LIGHT CURVES

Lightcurve of the week 119

19 April 2021|

This week we have a look at a long term variable star in the P Cyg target field of HOYS. The star in question is V434Cyg, which is classified as [...]

Lightcurve of the week 118

15 April 2021|

The HOYS winter target that is visible the longest each spring is NGC2264 (The Christmas Tree Cluster). Within it there is a large variety of young and variable stars. Amongst [...]

Lightcurve of the week 117

8 April 2021|

This week we look at the star BE Ori, in our L1641N target field. This is one of our most southern fields in Orion and has now set for the [...]

Lightcurve of the week 116

1 April 2021|

This week's featured light curve is not a young star. Instead we are looking at the Mira type variable, KS Cyg.  These type of stars are pulsating giants with periods [...]

Lightcurve of the week 115

24 March 2021|

This week we have a timely look at one of the Gaia photometric alerts. In particular Gaia21bkd, which was published in the evening of March 18. The Gaia light curve [...]

Lightcurve of the week 114

17 March 2021|

This week we revisit one of the old friends of the light curve of the week feature. The star 2MASS J21383981+5708470 projected onto the target region IC1396A (the Elephant Trunk [...]

Lightcurve of the week 113

11 March 2021|

This week we have another look at one of the stars from the auxiliary dataset. It is of the star 2MASS J21083418+4656198. There is not much known about the star [...]

Lightcurve of the week 112

5 March 2021|

This weeks light curve is from our auxiliary dataset, introduced as part of our 100th light curve of the week video. This is a huge set of data taken as [...]

Lightcurve of the week 111

26 February 2021|

One of the ongoing science projects with the HOYS data is the search for periodic variables in the Pelican Nebula. Here we show one of the easiest to find, characterise [...]

Lightcurve of the week 110

20 February 2021|

This week we have a rare look at a southern hemisphere target. The star of interest is in the field around Gaia19eyy, a regularly erupting HerbigAeBe star - but this [...]

Lightcurve of the week 109

10 February 2021|

This week we look at the light curve of the star PR Ori (or so one might think). But let's start at the beginning and work through the 30min of [...]

Lightcurve of the week 108

5 February 2021|

This week we investigate the (rather boring looking) light curve of the star BD+65 1636. It is classified as a young stellar object with a spectral type of B8, so [...]

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