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2019AJ....157..118R - Astron. J., 157, 118-118 (2019/March-0)

Reference star differential imaging of close-in companions and circumstellar disks with the NIRC2 vortex coronagraph at the W. M. Keck observatory.

RUANE G., NGO H., MAWET D., ABSIL O., CHOQUET E., COOK T., GOMEZ GONZALEZ C., HUBY E., MATTHEWS K., MESHKAT T., REGGIANI M., SERABYN E., WALLACK N. and XUAN W.J.

Abstract (from CDS):

Reference star differential imaging (RDI) is a powerful strategy for high-contrast imaging. Using example observations taken with the vortex coronagraph mode of Keck/NIRC2 in L' band, we demonstrate that RDI provides improved sensitivity to point sources at small angular separations compared to angular differential imaging (ADI). Applying RDI to images of the low-mass stellar companions HIP 79124 C (192 mas separation, ΔL' = 4.01) and HIP 78233 B (141 mas separation, ΔL' = 4.78), the latter a first imaging detection, increases the significance of their detections by up to a factor of 5 with respect to ADI. We compare methods for reference frame selection and find that pre-selection of frames improves detection significance of point sources by up to a factor of 3. In addition, we use observations of the circumstellar disks around MWC 758 and 2MASS J16042165-2130284 to show that RDI allows for accurate mapping of scattered light distributions without self-subtraction artifacts.

Abstract Copyright: © 2019. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): planets and satellites: detection - protoplanetary disks - stars: imaging - stars: individual: (MWC 758, 2MASS J16042165-2130284) - techniques: high angular resolution

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