High Resolution Infrared Imaging & Spectroscopy of the Z Canis Majoris System During Quiescence & Outburst

Дата и время публикации : 2012-12-11T21:00:05Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Sasha Hinkley (Caltech)
Lynne Hillenbrand (Caltech)
Ben R. Oppenheimer (AMNH)
Emily Rice (CUNY)
Laurent Pueyo (JHU/STScI)
Gautam Vasisht (JPL)
Neil Zimmerman (MPIA)
Adam L. Kraus (CfA)
Michael J. Ireland (Macquarie, AAO)
Douglas Brenner (AMNH)
Charles A. Beichman (NExScI)
Richard Dekany (Caltech)
Jennifer E. Roberts (JPL)
Ian R. Parry (IoA)
Lewis C Roberts Jr. (JPL)
Justin R. Crepp (Notre Dame)
Rick Burruss (JPL)
J. Kent Wallace (JPL)
Eric Cady (JPL)
Chengxing Zhai (JPL)
Michael Shao (JPL)
Thomas Lockhart (JPL)
Remi Soummer (STScI)
Anand Sivaramakrishnan (STScI)

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Коментарии к cтатье: Accepted to ApJ Letters, 3 figures
Первичная категория: astro-ph.SR

Все категории : astro-ph.SR, astro-ph.EP, astro-ph.HE, astro-ph.IM

Краткий обзор статьи: We present adaptive optics photometry and spectra in the JHKL-bands along with high spectral resolution K-band spectroscopy for each component of the Z Canis Majoris system. Our high angular resolution photometry of this very young (<1 Myr) binary, comprised of an FU Ori object and a Herbig Ae/Be star, were gathered shortly after the 2008 outburst while our high resolution spectroscopy was gathered during a quiescent phase. Our photometry conclusively determine that the outburst was due solely to the embedded Herbig Ae/Be member, supporting results from earlier works, and that the optically visible FU Ori component decreased slightly (~30%) in luminosity during the same period, consistent with previous works on the variability of FU Ori type systems. Further, our high-resolution K-band spectra definitively demonstrate that the 2.294 micron CO absorption feature seen in composite spectra of the system is due solely to the FU Ori component, while a prominent CO emission feature at the same wavelength, long suspected to be associated with the innermost regions of a circumstellar accretion disk, can be assigned to the Herbig Ae/Be member. These findings are in contrast to previous analyses (e.g. Malbet et al 2010, Benisty et al. 2010) of this complex system which assigned the CO emission to the FU Ori component.

Category: Physics