AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 74 Planets in Binary Star Systems, Young Stars and Jets
Poster, Tuesday, 9:20am-6:30pm, January 10, 2006, Exhibit Hall

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[74.27] Rotational Periods in the \beta Pictoris Moving Group

L. E. Holloway (University of North Texas), L. Prato (Lowell Observatory), I. Song (Gemini Observatory), F. M. Walter (Stony Brook)

In this poster, we measure and report observed rotation periods for a sample of eleven stars from the recently identified \beta Pic Moving Group. We find that our average period of rotation is ~ 4 days, larger than the predicted average period, given by De La Reza & Pinzon (2004) and based on the distribution of vsini values and model-dependent mass-radii estimates.

LEH would like to aknowledge support from the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program through grant AST - 0453611.

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