AAS 199th meeting, Washington, DC, January 2002
Session 134. Formation of Massive Stars
Display, Thursday, January 10, 2002, 9:20am-4:00pm, Exhibit Hall

## [134.01] The Distance to LK H \alpha 101 Revisited

P C Stine (Bloomsburg Univ of PA), D B O'Neal (West Liberty State College)

Lk H \alpha 101 is a Be star with a strong ionized stellar wind and an extended H II region. The surrounding nebulosity contains many young stellar objects discovered in radio. Measurements to Lk H \alpha 101 and its surrounding clouds have yielded distances ranging from 160 pc to 800 pc. In this poster, we discuss the various distance calculations and the physical interpretations of the objects based on it. We believe that the higher value for the distance is unrealistic, and instead believe that the objects are at a distance typical of the Taurus-Auriga cloud complex.