Volume 418, Number 1, April IV 2004
|Page(s)||177 - 184|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||02 April 2004|
Spatially and spectrally resolved 10 μm emission in Herbig Ae/Be stars*
Astronomical Institute “Anton Pannekoek”, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschildstrasse 2, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
3 Instituut voor Sterrenkunde, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200B, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
4 Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Karl-Schwarzschildstrasse 1, Postfach 1317, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
5 Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, PO Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
Corresponding author: R. van Boekel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 23 January 2004
We present new mid-infrared spectroscopy of the emission from warm circumstellar dust grains in the Herbig Ae stars HD 100546, HD 97048 and HD 104237, with a spatial resolution of ≈09. We find that the emission in the UIR bands at 8.6, 11.3 and (HD 97048 only) 12.7 μm is extended in the first two sources. The continuum emission is resolved in HD 97048 and possibly in HD 100546. HD 104237 is not spatially resolved in our observations. We find that the UIR emission in HD 100546 and HD 97048 is extended on a scale of (several) 100 AU, corresponding to the outer disk scale in flaring disk models. Small carbonaceous particles are the dominant source of opacity in the HD 97048 disk.
Key words: circumstellar matter / stars: pre-main sequence / infrared: ISM / ISM: lines and bands
© ESO, 2004
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