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View of the surroundings of HD 169142 obtained from polarimetric observations. Left panel: QΦ image in the J band acquired with SPHERE (Pohl et al. 2017) on a linear scale. The two rings are clearly visible. Right panel: pseudo-ADI image of the inner regions obtained by differentiating the QΦ image (see Ligi et al. 2018, for more details). The white cross marks the position of the star, and the cyan circle shows the size of the coronagraphic mask. The other labels refer to the blobs we discuss in this paper that are also visible in these images. Thecolor scale of the differential image is five times less extended to show the faint structures better. In both panels, N is up and E to the left; a segment represents 1 and 0.5 arcsec in the left and right panel, respectively.

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