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24/7 Lecture: Testing methods for identifying and analyzing circumstellar disk structures

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 by for 24/7 Lecture.

This 24/7 Lecture is also available on Instagram.

24 seconds: Protoplanets are typically found within circumstellar disks where they cast shadows. Our project utilizes scattered light data taken from multiple imaging instruments based on the criteria of having previously confirmed shadows. We utilized Python to deproject these images, apply an r2 correction, and made profiles to construct Normalized Intensity vs. Azimuth and Radius vs. Azimuth graphs to identify shadows and compare these results to those from previous literature.

7 words: Planets forming cast shadows. We analyze shadows.

Ava and Zehra (Class of 2024)