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Alan Tokunaga Astronomer
Institute for Astronomy
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Research Interests

  • Young Stellar Objects and star formation
  • Solar system Astronomy
  • Studies of the interstellar medium
  • Infrared instrumentation

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Selected Publications

Infrared Astronomy
A.T. Tokunaga
Chapter in Allen's Astrophysical Quantities, 4th edition, ed. A.N. Cox, Springer-Verlag, NY, p. 143 (2000)
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The Mauna Kea Observatories Near-Infrared Filter Set. III. Isophotal Wavelengths and Absolute Calibration
A.T. Tokunaga & W.D. Vacca
Pub. Astron. Soc. of the Pac., 117, 421 (2005)

H2 Emission Nebulosity Associated with KH 15D
A.T. Tokunaga, S. Dahm, + 15 coauthors
The Astrophysical Journal, 601, L91 (2004)

A Subarcsecond Companion to the T Tauri Star AS 353B
A.T. Tokunaga, B. Reipurth, + 15 coauthors
The Astronomical Journal., 127, 444 (2004)

Hot H2O Emission and Evidence for Turbulence in the Disk of a Young Star
J.S. Carr, A.T. Tokunaga, J. Najita
The Astrophysical Journal, 603, 213 (2004)

Experimental study of amorphous silicate formation
S. Wada, Y. Murata, A.T. Tokunaga, J. Watanabe
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 406, 783 (2003)

High Dynamic Range and the Search for Planets
A.T. Tokunaga, C. Ftaclas, J. Kuhn, P. Baudoz
Brown Dwarfs, Proc. of IAU Symp. 211, 20-24 May 2002 Ed. by E. Martin. San Francisco: ASP, p. 487 (2003)

Adaptive Optics Spectroscopy of the [Fe II] Outflow from DG Tauri
T.-S. Pyo, N. Kobayashi, + 13 coauthors
The Astrophysical Journal, 590, 340 (2003)

A Survey for Circumstellar Disks around Young Substellar Objects
M.C. Liu, J. Najita, A.T. Tokunaga
The Astrophysical Journal, 585, 372 (2003)

The Mauna Kea Observatories Near-Infrared Filter Set. I. Defining Optimal 1-5 Micron Bandpasses
D.A. Simons, A.T. Tokunaga
The Pub. of the Astronomical Soc. of the Pacific, 114, 169 (2002)

The Mauna Kea Observatories Near-Infrared Filter Set. II. Specifications for a New JHKL'M' Filter Set for Infrared Astronomy
A.T. Tokunaga, D.A. Simons, W.D. Vacca
The Pub. of the Astronomical Soc. of the Pacific, 114, 180 (2002)

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