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UX Orionis




The prototype for a class of pre-main sequence stars ("UXORs") which may eventually evolve into Beta Pictoris-like systems. Photometric, spectroscopic, and polarimetric studies indicate that UXORs have circumstellar disks seen edge-on which may be in the protoplanetary stage.


References

  1. Grinin, V. P., et al. "The Beta Pictoris Phenomenon Among Young Stars. 1. The Case of the Herbig Ae Star UX Orionis," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 292, 2063 (1998).

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