Star formation in and around bright-rimmed clouds

Neelam Chauhan1,2 *
1Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Manora Peak, Nainital 263129, India
2Graduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, Jhongli 32001, Taiwan

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In this paper I shall discuss the results of our recent studies of a few bright-rimmed clouds. Based on the optical and infrared photometric studies of the regions, we found quantitative age gradients in the sense that the young stellar objects (YSOs) located on/inside the rims are younger than those located outside the rims. The disk evolution in T-Tauri stars as well as cumulative mass function of the YSOs associated with the BRCs will also be discussed.

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Keywords : stars: pre-main-sequence – stars: formation – ISM : Hii regions