Astrophys. J., 833, 183-183 (2016/December-3)
Herschel observations and updated spectral energy distributions of five sunlike stars with debris disks.
DODSON-ROBINSON S.E., SU K.Y.L., BRYDEN G., HARVEY P. and GREEN J.D.
Abstract (from CDS):
Observations from the Herschel Space Observatory have more than doubled the number of wide debris disks orbiting Sunlike stars to include over 30 systems with R > 100 AU. Here, we present new Herschel PACS and reanalyzed Spitzer MIPS photometry of five Sunlike stars with wide debris disks, from Kuiper Belt size to R > 150 AU. The disk surrounding HD 105211 is well resolved, with an angular extent of >14'' along the major axis, and the disks of HD 33636, HD 50554, and HD 52265 are extended beyond the PACS point-spread function size (50% of energy enclosed within radius 4.''23). HD 105211 also has a 24 µm infrared excess, which was previously overlooked, because of a poorly constrained photospheric model. Archival Spitzer IRS observations indicate that the disks have small grains of minimum radius amin ∼ 3 µm, although amin is larger than the radiation-pressure blowout size in all systems. If modeled as single-temperature blackbodies, the disk temperatures would all be <60 K. Our radiative transfer models predict actual disk radii approximately twice the radius of a model blackbody disk. We find that the Herschel photometry traces dust near the source population of planetesimals. The disk luminosities are in the range 2 x 10–5 L/L☉ 2 x 10–4, consistent with collisions in icy planetesimal belts stirred by Pluto-size dwarf planets.
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circumstellar matter - infrared: planetary systems - stars: individual: (eta Cru, HD 33636, HD 50554, HD 52265) - stars: individual: eta Cru, HD 33636, HD 50554, HD 52265
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