Published February 24, 2021 | Version v1
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Stellar Rotation in UCL/LCC with TESS

  • 1. Caltech-IPAC
  • 2. Caltech
  • 3. SETI Institute


In recent years, we have been using K2's high precision photometry to probe stellar variability and stellar rotation to lower masses and lower amplitudes than has ever been done before. Younger stars are generally more rapidly rotating and have larger star spots than older stars of similar masses. K2's large field of view was able to monitor a significant fraction of many nearby clusters and associations; some of the nearest associations can only be monitored by TESS, which observes ~85% of the sky. We present initial rotation rates from a TESS study of stars in the ~15 Myr old Upper Centarus-Lupus (UCL)/Lower Centaurus-Crux (LCC) association.



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