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A multiwavelength study of the debris disc around 49 Cet

Pawellek, Nicole and Moór, Attila and Milli, Julien and Kóspál, Ágnes and Olofsson, Johan and Ábrahám, Péter and Keppler, Miriam and Kral, Quentin and Pohl, Adriana and Augereau, Jean-Charles and Boccaletti, Anthony and Chauvin, Gaël and Choquet, Élodie and Engler, Natalia and Henning, Thomas and Langlois, Maud and Lee, Eve J. and Ménard, François and Thébault, Philippe and Zurlo, Alice (2019) A multiwavelength study of the debris disc around 49 Cet. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 488 (3). pp. 3507-3525. ISSN 0035-8711.

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In a multiwavelength study of thermal emission and scattered light images we analyse the dust properties and structure of the debris disc around the A1-type main-sequence star 49 Cet. As a basis for this study, we present new scattered light images of the debris disc known to possess a high amount of both dust and gas. The outer region of the disc is revealed in former coronagraphic H-band and our new Y-band images from the Very Large Telescope SPHERE instrument. We use the knowledge of the disc’s radial extent inferred from ALMA observations and the grain size distribution found by spectral energy distribution fitting to generate semidynamical dust models of the disc. We compare the models to scattered light and thermal emission data and find that a disc with a maximum surface density at 110 au and shallow edges can describe both the thermal emission and the scattered light observations. This suggests that grains close to the blow-out limit and large grains stem from the same planetesimal population and are mainly influenced by radiation pressure. The influence of inward transport processes could not be analysed in this study.

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Pawellek, Nicole0000-0002-9385-9820
Milli, Julien0000-0001-9325-2511
Kral, Quentin0000-0001-6527-4684
Boccaletti, Anthony0000-0001-9353-2724
Choquet, Élodie0000-0002-9173-0740
Engler, Natalia0000-0002-2719-2925
Lee, Eve J.0000-0002-1228-9820
Zurlo, Alice0000-0002-5903-8316
Alternate Title:A multi-wavelength study of the debris disc around 49 Cet
Additional Information:© 2019 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. This article is published and distributed under the terms of the Oxford University Press, Standard Journals Publication Model ( Accepted 2019 July 12. Received 2019 July 5; in original form 2019 March 12. Published: 17 July 2019. Based on observations collected at the European Southern Observatory under ESO programmes 198.C–0209(N) and 097.C–0747(A). NP is thankful for fruitful discussions with Torsten Löhne and Alexander Krivov. AM acknowledges support from the Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Office NKFIH Grant KH-130526. JO acknowledges financial support from the ICM (Iniciativa Científica Milenio) via the Núcleo Milenio de Formación Planetaria grant, from the Universidad de Valparaíso, and from Fondecyt (grant 1180395) This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 716155 (SACCRED). FMe acknowledges funding from ANR of France under contract number ANR-16-CE31-0013. AZ acknowledges support from the CONICYT + PAI/Convocatoria nacional subvención a la instalación en la academia, convocatoria 2017+Folio PAI77170087. This work has made use of data from the European Space Agency (ESA) mission Gaia (, processed by the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC, Funding for the DPAC has been provided by national institutions, in particular the institutions participating in the Gaia Multilateral Agreement. SPHERE is an instrument designed and built by a consortium consisting of IPAG (Grenoble, France), MPIA (Heidelberg, Germany), LAM (Marseille, France), LESIA (Paris, France), Laboratoire Lagrange (Nice, France), INAF-Osservatorio di Padova (Italy), Observatoire de Genève (Switzerland), ETH Zurich (Switzerland), NOVA (Netherlands), ONERA (France), and ASTRON (Netherlands) in collaboration with the ESO. SPHERE was funded by the ESO, with additional contributions from CNRS (France), MPIA (Germany), INAF (Italy), FINES (Switzerland), and NOVA (Netherlands). SPHERE also received funding from the European Commission Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes as part of the Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy (OPTICON) under grant number RII3-Ct-2004-001566 for FP6 (2004–2008), grant number 226604 for FP7 (2009–2012), and grant number 312430 for FP7 (2013–2016). We also acknowledge financial support from the Programme National de Planétologie (PNP) and the Programme National de Physique Stellaire (PNPS) of the CNRS-INSU in France. This work has also been supported by a grant from the French Labex OSUG@2020 (Investissements d’avenir – ANR10 LABX56). The project is supported by the CNRS, by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-14-CE33-0018). It has also been carried out within the frame of the National Centre for Competence in Research PlanetS supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). MRM, HMS, and SD are pleased to acknowledge this financial support of the SNSF. Finally, this work has made use of the SPHERE Data Centre, jointly operated by OSUG/IPAG (Grenoble), PYTHEAS/LAM/CESAM (Marseille), OCA/Lagrange (Nice), and Observatoire de Paris/LESIA (Paris) and is supported by a grant from Labex OSUG@2020 (Investissements d’avenir – ANR10 LABX56). We thank P. Delorme and E. Lagadec (SPHERE Data Centre) for their efficient help during the data reduction process.
Group:TAPIR, Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics
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National Research, Development and Innovation Fund (NKFIA)KH-130526
Iniciativa Científica MilenioUNSPECIFIED
Universidad de ValparaísoUNSPECIFIED
Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FONDECYT)1180395
European Research Council (ERC)716155
Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR)ANR-16-CE31-0013
Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT)PAI77170087
Gaia Multilateral AgreementUNSPECIFIED
European Southern Observatory (ESO)UNSPECIFIED
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)UNSPECIFIED
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA)UNSPECIFIED
Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)UNSPECIFIED
Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA)UNSPECIFIED
European CommissionRII3-Ct-2004-001566
European Research Council (ERC)226604
European Research Council (ERC)312430
Programme National de Planétologie (PNP)UNSPECIFIED
Programme National de Physique Stellaire (PNPS)UNSPECIFIED
Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR)ANR10 LABX56
Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR)ANR-14-CE33-0018
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:circumstellar matter – stars: individual: 49 Cet – infrared
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Official Citation:Nicole Pawellek, Attila Moór, Julien Milli, Ágnes Kóspál, Johan Olofsson, Péter Ábrahám, Miriam Keppler, Quentin Kral, Adriana Pohl, Jean-Charles Augereau, Anthony Boccaletti, Gaël Chauvin, Élodie Choquet, Natalia Engler, Thomas Henning, Maud Langlois, Eve J Lee, François Ménard, Philippe Thébault, Alice Zurlo, A multiwavelength study of the debris disc around 49 Cet, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 488, Issue 3, September 2019, Pages 3507–3525,
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