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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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Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 37 #4
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