“Dipper” stars in the Upper Sco and ρ Oph star forming regions identified from the K2 mission
1 School of Astronomy and Space Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 210046, China
2 European Southern Observatory, Ave. Alonso de Córdova 3107, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile
3 European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
Published online: 8 September 2017
We report the discovery of 24 new “dippers” - young stars with disks that show 1-3 day long abrupt drops in their light curves. The search was based on the K2 Campaign 2 observations of the Upper Sco and ρ Oph star forming regions.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017