Sreeja S Kartha

Sreeja S Kartha
Christ University, Bangalore · Department of Physics

PhD

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February 2018 - present
Christ University, Bangalore
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2016 - January 2018
C M S College, Kottayam
Position
  • Lecturer
March 2011 - February 2016
Swinburne University of Technology
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (48)
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Gaia DR3 and further releases have the potential to identify and categorise new emission-line stars in the Galaxy. We perform a comprehensive validation of astrophysical parameters from Gaia DR3 with the spectroscopically estimated emission-line star parameters from LAMOST OBA emission catalogue. We compare different astrophysical parameters provid...
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Secular and environmental effects play a significant role in regulating the star formation rate and hence the evolution of the galaxies. Since UV flux is a direct tracer of the star formation in galaxies, the UltraViolet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) onboard ASTROSAT enables us to characterize the star forming regions in a galaxy with its remarkable spa...
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We present a follow-up study on the recent detection of two X-ray flaring events by MAXI/Gas Slit Camera observations in soft and hard X-rays from MAXI J0709–159 in the direction of HD 54786 (LY CMa), on 2022 January 25. The X-ray luminosity during the flare was around 1037 erg s−1 (MAXI), which got reduced to 1032 erg s−1 (NuSTAR) after the flare....
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We present a follow-up study on the recent detection of two X-ray flaring events by MAXI/Gas Slit Camera observations in soft and hard X-rays from MAXI J0709–159 in the direction of HD 54786 (LY CMa), on 2022 January 25. The X-ray luminosity during the flare was around 10 ³⁷ erg s ⁻¹ (MAXI), which got reduced to 10 ³² erg s ⁻¹ (NuSTAR) after the fl...
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We present a follow-up study on the recent detection of two X-ray flaring events by MAXI/GSC observations in soft and hard X-rays from MAXI J0709-159 in the direction of HD 54786 (LY CMa), on 2022 January 25. The X-ray luminosity during the flare was around 10^(37) erg/s (MAXI), which got reduced to 10^(32) erg/s (NuSTAR) after the flare. We took l...
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Over time, pre-main-sequence (PMS) stars evolve into main-sequence (MS) stars. Stars evolving from PMS to MS phase is a significant subject of research that aims to better understand stellar phases and their properties. Existing literature shows a lack of study of stars in between PMS and MS phase. 'We focused on what belongs in the midst of these...
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We report the survey and discovery of C60 (buckminsterfullerene) in the circumstellar medium of six Herbig Ae/Be stars using archival Spitzer IRS low-resolution spectra. The two prominent infrared vibrational modes of C60 bands at 17.4 µm and 18.9 µm are detected in the spectra of seven sources. In the case of two Herbig Ae/Be stars, we report the...
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We present a catalog of 3339 hot emission-line stars (ELSs) identified from 451 695 O, B and A type spectra, provided by LAMOST Data Release 5 (DR5). We developed an automated Python routine that identified 5437 spectra having a peak between 6561 and 6568 Å. False detections and bad spectra were removed, leaving 4138 good emission-line spectra of 3...
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The eastern region of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is found to have a foreground stellar substructure, which is identified as a distance bimodality (∼12 kpc apart) in the previous studies using red clump (RC) stars. Interestingly, studies of red giant branch (RGB) stars in the eastern SMC indicate a bimodal radial velocity (RV) distribution. In...
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I have presented this talk, "Emission line stars in the transition phase from pre-main sequence to main sequence", at the 7th Regional Astronomers' Meeting through Google Meet Platform, which took place from 8th to 10th of September 2021. Under the sponsorship of IUCAA, Pune, India, it was organized by Mar Thoma College, Chungathara, Kerala, India,...
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Pre-main sequence (PMS) stars evolve into main sequence (MS) phase over a period of time. Interestingly, we found a scarcity of studies in existing literature that examines and attempts to better understand the stars in PMS to MS transition phase. The purpose of the present study is to detect such rare stars, which we named as ‘Transition Phase’ (T...
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We present a catalog of 3339 hot emission-line stars (ELS) identified from 451,695 O, B, and A type spectra, provided by the LAMOST DR5 release. We developed an automated python routine that identified 5437 spectra having a peak between 6561 and 6568~\AA. False detections and bad spectra were removed, leaving 4138 good emission-line spectra of 3339...
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Pre-main sequence (PMS) stars evolve into main sequence (MS) phase over a period of time. Interestingly, we found a scarcity of studies in existing literature that examines and attempts to better understand the stars in PMS to MS transition phase. The purpose of the present study is to detect such rare stars, which we named as 'Transition Phase' (T...
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We study the formation and the kinematic evolution of the early type Herbig Be star IL Cep and its environment. The young star is a member of the Cep OB3 association, at a distance of 798±9 pc, and has a ”cavity” associated with it. We found that the B0V star HD 216658, which is astrometrically associated with IL Cep, is at the center of the cavity...
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We study the formation and the kinematic evolution of the early type Herbig Be star IL Cep and its environment. The young star is a member of the Cep OB3 association, at a distance of 798$\pm$9 pc, and has a "cavity" associated with it. We found that the B0V star HD 216658, which is astrometrically associated with IL Cep, is at the center of the ca...
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Emission-line stars in the pre-main sequence phase of stellar evolution having intermediate-mass are referred to as Herbig Ae/Be stars. In the present study, we have identified 136 such young stellar objects by compiling the multi-epoch spectroscopic data from LAMOST and photometric data from Gaia DR2 and 2MASS. It is found that these emission-line...
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We report the first systematic study to identify and characterize a sample of classical Ae stars in the Galaxy. The spectra of these stars were retrieved from the A-star catalog using the Large sky Area Multi-Object fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) survey. We identified the emission-line stars in this catalog from which 159 are confirmed as c...
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We report the first systematic study to identify and characterize a sample of classical Ae stars in the Galaxy. The spectra of these stars were retrieved from the A-star catalog using the Large sky Area Multi-Object fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) survey. We identified the emission-line stars in this catalog from which 159 are confirmed as c...
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The intermediate mass Herbig Ae star V1787 Ori is a member of the L1641 star-forming region in the Orion A molecular cloud. We report the detection of an M-type companion to V1787 Ori at a projected separation of 6.66″ (corresponding to 2577 au), from the analysis of VLT/NACO adaptive optics Ks-band image. Using astrometric data from Gaia DR2, we s...
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The intermediate mass Herbig Ae star V1787 Ori is a member of the L1641 star-forming region in the Orion A molecular cloud. We report the detection of an M-type companion to V1787 Ori at a projected separation of 6.66" (corresponding to 2577 au), from the analysis of VLT/NACO adaptive optics $K_s$-band image. Using astrometric data from Gaia DR2, w...
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Most (∼82%) of the over 4000 confirmed exoplanets known today orbit very close to their host stars, within 0.5 au. Planets at such small orbital distances can result in significant interactions with their host stars, which can induce increased activity levels in them. In this work, we have searched for statistical evidence for star-planet interacti...
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Most (~82%) of the over 4000 confirmed exoplanets known today orbit very close to their host stars, within 0.5 au. Planets at such small orbital distances can result in significant interactions with their host stars, which can induce increased activity levels in them. In this work, we have searched for statistical evidence for Star-Planet Interacti...
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We analyze the membership probability of young stars belonging to nearby moving groups with $\textit{Gaia}$ DR2 data. The sample of 1429 stars were identified from 'The Catalog of Suspected Nearby Young Moving Group Stars'. Good-quality parallax and proper motion values were retrieved for 890 stars from $\textit{Gaia}$ DR2 database. The analysis fo...
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Narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxies (NLS1s) are believed to be powered by the accretion of matter onto low-mass black holes (BHs) in spiral host galaxies with BH masses M BH ∼ 10⁶-10⁸ M o. However, the broadband spectral energy distribution of the γ-ray-emitting NLS1s are found to be similar to flat-spectrum radio quasars. This challenges our current no...
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Narrow line Seyfert 1 galaxies (NLS1s) are believed to be powered by accretion of matter onto low mass black holes (BHs) in spiral host galaxies with BH masses M_BH of 10^6 - 10^8 M_sun . However, the broad band spectral energy distribution of the gamma-ray emitting NLS1s are found to be similar to flat spectrum radio quasars. This challenges our c...
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The present study makes use of the unprecedented capability of the Gaia mission to obtain the stellar parameters such as distance, age, and mass of HAeBe stars. The accuracy of Gaia DR2 astrometry is demonstrated from the comparison of the Gaia DR2 distances of 131 HAeBe stars with the previously estimated values from the literature. This is one of...
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The present study makes use of the unprecedented capability of the Gaia mission to obtain the stellar parameters such as distance, age, and mass of HAeBe stars. The accuracy of Gaia DR2 astrometry is demonstrated from the comparison of the Gaia DR2 distances of 131 HAeBe stars with the previously estimated values from the literature. This is one of...
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Taking advantage of the latest release of Gaia data, Gaia DR2, we extracted the distances to 131 HAeBe stars in our sample. Also, we estimated the age and mass of a sample of 110 HAeBe stars, using MIST isochrones and evolutionary tracks. We computed the mass accretion rates for HAeBe stars using the refined stellar masses and distances. We found e...
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In this paper we attempt to study an ongoing astrometry mission of the European Space Agency (ESA), named Gaia, whose aim is to make the largest and most precise three-dimensional map of our Galaxy. We present the scientific goals of Gaia and give a brief description of the spacecraft. We also present a preliminary analysis of comparing distance es...
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We study mass distributions within and beyond 5 effective radii (Re) in 23 early–type galaxies from the SLUGGS survey, using their globular cluster (GC) kinematic data. The data are obtained with Keck/DEIMOS spectrograph, and consist of line–of–sight velocities for ∼3500 GCs, measured with a high precision of ∼15 kms$−1$ per GC and extending out to...
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We present an investigation of the globular cluster (GC) systems of NGC 3607 and NGC 3608 as part of the ongoing SLUGGS (SAGES Legacy Unifying Globulars and GalaxieS) survey. We use wide-field imaging data from the Subaru telescope in the g, r and i filters to analyse the radial density, colour and azimuthal distributions of both GC systems. With t...
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Due to longer dynamical timescales, the outskirts of early-type galaxies retain the footprint of their formation and assembly. Under the popular two-phase galaxy formation scenario, an initial in-situ phase of star formation is followed by minor merging and accretion of ex-situ stars leading to the expectation of observable transitions in the kinem...
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Globular clusters (GCs) can be considered discrete, long-lived, dynamical tracers that retain crucial information about the assembly history of their parent galaxy. In this paper, we present a new catalogue of GC velocities and colours for the lenticular galaxy NGC 1023, we study their kinematics and spatial distribution, in comparison with the und...
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The outer halo regions of early-type galaxies carry key information about their past accretion history. However, spectroscopically probing the stellar component at such galactocentric radii is still challenging. Using the DEep Imaging Multi-Object Spectrograph on the Keck, we have been able to measure the metallicities of the stellar and globular c...
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We study the total mass-density profile for a sample of 14 fast-rotator early-type galaxies (stellar masses $10.2<\log M_\ast/M_\odot<11.7$). We combine observations from the SLUGGS and Atlas3D surveys to map out the stellar kinematics in two-dimensions, out to a median radius for the sample of four half-light radii $R_e$ (or 10 kpc), and a maximum...
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We introduce and provide the scientific motivation for a wide-field photometric and spectroscopic chemodynamical survey of nearby early-type galaxies (ETGs) and their globular cluster (GC) systems. The SLUGGS (SAGES Legacy Unifying Globulars and GalaxieS) survey is being carried out primarily with Subaru/Suprime-Cam and Keck/DEIMOS. The former prov...
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We introduce and provide the scientific motivation for a wide-field photometric and spectroscopic chemodynamical survey of nearby early-type galaxies (ETGs) and their globular cluster (GC) systems. The SLUGGS (SAGES Legacy Unifying Globulars and GalaxieS) survey is being carried out primarily with Subaru/Suprime-Cam and Keck/DEIMOS. The former prov...
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We present stellar kinematics of 22 nearby early-type galaxies (ETGs), based on two-dimensional (2D) absorption line stellar spectroscopy out to ~2-4 R_e (effective radii), as part of the ongoing SLUGGS survey. The galaxies span a factor of 20 in intrinsic luminosity, as well as a full range of environment and ETG morphology. Our data consist of go...
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We present the results from a wide-field imaging study of globular cluster (GC) systems in three early-type galaxies. Combinations of Subaru/Suprime-Cam, CFHT/MegaCam and HST/WFPC2/ACS data were used to determine the GC system properties of three highly flattened galaxies NGC 720, NGC 1023 and NGC 2768. This work is the first investigation of the G...
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Barium stars are mostly G, K giants that are characterized by enhancement of heavy elements relative to Fe as well as enhanced CH, CN and C_{2} molecular bands. Observed enhancement in abundances of heavy elements in these objects are generally explained to be a result of mass transfer from a companion star that has undergone its second ascent of t...
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Polarization is an important indicator of stellar evolution, especially for stars evolving from red-giant stage to planetary nebulae. However, not much is known about the polarimetric properties of the carbon-enhanced metal-poor (CEMP) stars, although they have been well studied in terms of photometric as well as low- and high-resolution spectrosco...
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Assuming that metric type II radio bursts from the Sun are due to magnetohydrodynamic shocks driven by coronal mass ejections (CMEs), we estimate the average CME acceleration from its source region up to the position of the type II burst. The acceleration values are in the range ≈600-1240 , which are consistent with values obtained using non-radio...
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We have undertaken to conduct a detailed comprehensive analysis of the chemical composition of a large sample of Ba and CH stars. Spectra of about 48 objects have been acquired so far. Preliminary results obtained from spectral analysis are presented.
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NGC 225 is believed to be a 120 Myr old open cluster located at tilda 650 pc. Eight stars with H alphaemission are found to be located around the cluster, of which two are probable Herbig Be stars, indicating a very young age for the cluster. To explore whether the Herbig Be stars, which are pre- main sequence (PMS) stars are part of this cluster,...

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To understand the formation and evolution of Nearby Young Moving Group Stars
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Using Gaia to refine the stellar parameters of Herbig Ae/Be stars