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Near-IR imaging polarimetry of dust-debris disk candidates

Hales, AS; Barlow, MJ; Gledhill, TM; (2005) Near-IR imaging polarimetry of dust-debris disk candidates. In: Adamson, A and Aspin, C and Davis, CJ and Fujiyoshi, T, (eds.) ASP Conference Series, Vol. 343, Proceedings of the Conference: Astronomical Polarimetry: Current Status and Future Directions. (pp. pp. 275-276). Astronomical Society of the Pacific: Waikoloa, Hawai'i, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

We have carried out JHK polarimetric observations of ten stars around which dust-debris disks may be present, by using the polarimeter module IRPOL2 with the near-IR camera UIST on UKIRT. Our sample targeted systems for which UKIRT-resolvable disks were predicted by model fits to their spectral energy distribution. Since only the light from the disks should be polarized, the bright central stars are suppressed in polarized light images. Our observations have detected the presence of extended polarized emission around at least four of our ten targets, confirming the potential of imaging polarimetry for substantially raising the overall number of systems with directly imaged debris disks.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Near-IR imaging polarimetry of dust-debris disk candidates
Event: Meeting on Astronomical Polarimetry - Current Status and Future Directions
Location: Waikoloa, HI
Dates: 15 March 2004 - 19 March 2004
ISBN: 1-58381-210-5
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://aspbooks.org/custom/publications/paper/343...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Astronomy & Astrophysics
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Physics and Astronomy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10096465
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