Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 555A, 103-103 (2013/7-1)
Multiwavelength interferometric observations and modeling of circumstellar disks.
SCHEGERER A.A., RATZKA T., SCHULLER P.A., WOLF S., MOSONI L. and LEINERT C.
Abstract (from CDS):
We investigate the structure of the innermost region of three circumstellar disks around pre-main sequence stars HD142666, AS205N, and AS205S. We determine the inner radii of the dust disks and, in particular, search for transition objects where dust has been depleted and inner disk gaps have formed at radii of a few tenths of AU up to several AU. We performed interferometric observations with IOTA, AMBER, and MIDI in the infrared wavelength ranges 1.6-2.5µm and 8-13µm with projected baseline lengths between 25m and 102m. The data analysis was based on radiative transfer simulations in 3D models of young stellar objects (YSOs) to reproduce the spectral energy distribution and the interferometric visibilities simultaneously. Accretion effects and disk gaps could be considered in the modeling approach. Result. from previous studies restricted the parameter space. The objects of this study were spatially resolved in the infrared wavelength range using the interferometers. Based on these observations, a disk gap could be found for the source HD142666 that classifies it as transition object. There is a disk hole up to a radius of Rin=0.30AU and a (dust-free) ring between 0.35AU and 0.80AU in the disk of HD142666. The classification of AS205 as a system of classical TTauri stars could be confirmed using the canonical model approach, i.e., there are no hints of disk gaps in our observations.
infrared: stars - accretion, accretion disks - protoplanetary disks - instrumentation: interferometers - stars: general - radiative transfer