2010A&A...518L.132L


Query : 2010A&A...518L.132L

2010A&A...518L.132L - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 518, L132-132 (2010/7-2)

Resolving the cold debris disc around a planet-hosting star. PACS photometric imaging observations of q1Eridani (HD 10647, HR 506).

LISEAU R., EIROA C., FEDELE D., AUGEREAU J.-C., OLOFSSON G., GONZALEZ B., MALDONADO J., MONTESINOS B., MORA A., ABSIL O., ARDILA D., BARRADO D., BAYO A., BEICHMAN C.A., BRYDEN G., DANCHI W.C., DEL BURGO C., ERTEL S., FRIDLUND C.W.M., HERAS A.M., KRIVOV A.V., LAUNHARDT R., LEBRETON J., LOEHNE T., MARSHALL J.P., MEEUS G., MUELLER S., PILBRATT G.L., ROBERGE A., RODMANN J., SOLANO E., STAPELFELDT K.R., THEBAULT P., WHITE G.J. and WOLF S.

Abstract (from CDS):

About two dozen exo-solar debris systems have been spatially resolved. These debris discs commonly display a variety of structural features such as clumps, rings, belts, excentric distributions and spiral patterns. In most cases, these features are believed to be formed, shaped and maintained by the dynamical influence of planets orbiting the host stars. In very few cases has the presence of the dynamically important planet(s) been inferred from direct observation. The solar-type star q1Eri is known to be surrounded by debris, extended on scales of ≲30''. The star is also known to host at least one planet, albeit on an orbit far too small to make it responsible for structures at distances of tens to hundreds of AU. The aim of the present investigation is twofold: to determine the optical and material properties of the debris and to infer the spatial distribution of the dust, which may hint at the presence of additional planets. The Photodetector Array Camera and Spectrometer (PACS) aboard the Herschel Space Observatory allows imaging observations in the far infrared at unprecedented resolution, i.e. at better than 6'' to 12'' over the wavelength range of 60µm to 210µm. Together with the results from ground-based observations, these spatially resolved data can be modelled to determine the nature of the debris and its evolution more reliably than what would be possible from unresolved data alone. For the first time has the q1Eri disc been resolved at far infrared wavelengths. The PACS observations at 70µm, 100µm and 160µm reveal an oval image showing a disc-like structure in all bands, the size of which increases with wavelength. Assuming a circular shape yields the inclination of its equatorial plane with respect to that of the sky, i>53°. The results of image de-convolution indicate that i likely is larger than 63°, where 90° corresponds to an edge-on disc. The observed emission is thermal and optically thin. The resolved data are consistent with debris at temperatures below 30K at radii larger than 120AU. From image de-convolution, we find that q1Eri is surrounded by an about 40AU wide ring at the radial distance of ∼85AU. This is the first real Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt analogue ever observed.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: individual: q1Eri (HD10647, HR506, HIP7978) - planetary systems - stars: formation - circumstellar matter

Simbad objects: 4

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Number of rows : 4
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2022
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1 * q01 Eri PM* 01 42 29.3145176952 -53 44 26.991453264   6.05 5.52     F9V 295 1
2 * q01 Eri b Pl 01 42 29.3148822519 -53 44 26.991165270           ~ 32 1
3 * alf Boo RG* 14 15 39.67207 +19 10 56.6730 2.46 1.18 -0.05 -1.03 -1.68 K1.5IIIFe-0.5 2222 0
4 * alf PsA ** 22 57 39.04625 -29 37 20.0533 1.31 1.25 1.16 1.11 1.09 A4V 1179 3

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