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Paper: The LkHα 101 Cluster
Volume: 4, Handbook of Star Forming Regions:
Volume I, The Northern Sky
Page: 390
Authors: Andrews, S.M.; Wolk, S.J.
Abstract: In the infrared, the heavily reddened LkHα 101 is one of the brightest young stars in the sky. Situated just north of the Taurus-Auriga complex in the L1482 dark cloud, it appears to be an early B-type star that has been serendipitously exposed during a rarely observed stage of early evolution, revealing a remarkable spectrum and a directly-imaged circumstellar disk. While detailed studies of this star and its circumstellar environment have become increasingly sophisticated in the 50 years since Herbig (1956) first pointed it out, the true nature of the object still remains a mystery. Recent work has renewed focus on the young cluster of stars surrounding LkHα 101, and what it can tell us about the enigmatic source at its center (e.g., massive star formation timescales, clustered formation mechanisms). This latter effort certainly deserves more intensive study. We describe the current knowledge of this region and point out interesting work that could be done in the future.
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