John K Anjali
Preliminary study on the characteristics of polar faculae
Searching for Planetary Mass Objects in Taurus Molecular Cloud
A large number of substellar-mass objects isolated in star forming regions are now known, with masses ranging from those of brown dwarfs (BDs) to Planetary Mass Objects (PMOs). However, it is not well known the frequency of these objects or how they are formed. We have conducted deep i’, z’ observations toward the Taurus molecular cloud.
Based on the color selection, we have first found PMO candidates in Taurus. After planning spectroscopic follow-up, if these are confirmed to be YSOs and low effective temperature, we can suggest that the Initial Mass Function in Taurus continues into the planetary mass.