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|Title:||First scattered light detection of a nearly edge-on transition disk around the T Tauri star RY Lupi|
Lagrange, A. -M.
Maire, A. -L.
Van, Boekel, R.
De, Boer, J.
Girard, J. H.
|Citation:||First scattered light detection of a nearly edge-on transition disk around the T Tauri star RY Lupi / M. Langlois, A. Pohl, A. -M. Lagrange et al. // Astronomy and Astrophysics. — 2018. — Vol. 614. — A88.|
|Abstract:||Context. Transition disks are considered sites of ongoing planet formation, and their dust and gas distributions could be signposts of embedded planets. The transition disk around the T Tauri star RY Lup has an inner dust cavity and displays a strong silicate emission feature. Aims. Using high-resolution imaging we study the disk geometry, including non-axisymmetric features, and its surface dust grain, to gain a better understanding of the disk evolutionary process. Moreover, we search for companion candidates, possibly connected to the disk. Methods. We obtained high-contrast and high angular resolution data in the near-infrared with the VLT/SPHERE extreme adaptive optics instrument whose goal is to study the planet formation by detecting and characterizing these planets and their formation environments through direct imaging. We performed polarimetric imaging of the RY Lup disk with IRDIS (at 1.6 μm), and obtained intensity images with the IRDIS dual-band imaging camera simultaneously with the IFS spectro-imager (0.9-1.3 μm). Results. We resolved for the first time the scattered light from the nearly edge-on circumstellar disk around RY Lup, at projected separations in the 100 au range. The shape of the disk and its sharp features are clearly detectable at wavelengths ranging from 0.9 to 1.6 μm. We show that the observed morphology can be interpreted as spiral arms in the disk. This interpretation is supported by in-depth numerical simulations. We also demonstrate that these features can be produced by one planet interacting with the disk. We also detect several point sources which are classified as probable background objects. © 2018 ESO.|
|metadata.dc.description.sponsorship:||Acknowledgements. We acknowledge our anonymous reviewers for the very careful reading and constructive suggestions that contributed to improving this paper. SPHERE is an instrument designed and built by a consortium consisting of IPAG (Grenoble, France), MPIA (Heidelberg, Germany), LAM (Marseille, France), LESIA (Paris, France), Laboratoire Lagrange (Nice, France), INAF–Osservatorio di Padova (Italy), Observatoire astronomique de l’universite de Geneve (Switzerland), ETH Zurich (Switzerland), NOVA (Netherlands), ONERA (France), and ASTRON (Netherlands) in collaboration with ESO. SPHERE was funded by ESO, with additional contributions from CNRS (France), MPIA (Germany), INAF (Italy), FINES (Switzerland), and NOVA (Netherlands). SPHERE also received funding from the European Commission Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes as part of the Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy (OPTICON) under grant number RII3-Ct-2004-001566 for FP6 (2004-2008), grant number 226604 for FP7 (2009-2012), and grant number 312430 for FP7 (2013-2016). This work was supported by the Programme National de Planétologie (PNP) and the Programme National de Physique Stellaire (PNPS) of CNRS-INSU co-funded by CNES. This work has also been supported by a grant from the French Labex OSUG2020 (Investisse-ments d’avenir - ANR10 LABX56) and by the ANR grant ANR-14-CE33-0018 (GIPSE). This work has made use of the SPHERE Data Centre, jointly operated by OSUG/IPAG (Grenoble), PYTHEAS /LAM/CeSAM (Marseille), OCA/Lagrange (Nice), and Observatoire de Paris/LESIA (Paris). This research has made use of the VizieR catalogue access tool, CDS, Strasbourg, France. Q. Kral also acknowledges support from STFC (consolidated grant) via the institute of Asronomy, Cambridge.|
|CORDIS project card:||226604|
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