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dc.contributor.authorKennedy, G.M.
dc.contributor.authorWyatt, M.C.
dc.contributor.authorKalas, P.
dc.contributor.authorDuchêne, G.
dc.contributor.authorSibthorpe, B.
dc.contributor.authorLestrade, J.-F.
dc.contributor.authorMatthews, B.C.
dc.contributor.authorGreaves, J.
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-11T16:01:04Z
dc.date.available2014-09-11T16:01:04Z
dc.date.issued2014-02-11
dc.identifier.citationKennedy , G M , Wyatt , M C , Kalas , P , Duchêne , G , Sibthorpe , B , Lestrade , J-F , Matthews , B C & Greaves , J 2014 , ' Discovery of the Fomalhaut C debris disc ' , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters , vol. 438 , no. 1 , pp. L96-L100 . https://doi.org/10.1093/mnrasl/slt168en
dc.identifier.issn1745-3925
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 147539145
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 1db40994-7b74-439f-8876-c939cce1436c
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84892495122
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000330457100020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/5406
dc.descriptionThis work was supported by the European Union through ERC grant number 279973 (GMK & MCW). PK acknowledges support from NASA award NNX11AD21G, NSF award AST-0909188 and JPL/NASA award NMO711043.en
dc.description.abstractFomalhaut is one of the most interesting and well-studied nearby stars, hosting at least one planet, a spectacular debris ring and two distant low-mass stellar companions (TW PsA and LP 876-10, a.k.a. Fomalhaut B and C). We observed both companions with Herschel, and while no disc was detected around the secondary, TW PsA, we have discovered the second debris disc in the Fomalhaut system, around LP 876-10. This detection is only the second case of two debris discs seen in a multiple system, both of which are relatively wide (≳3000 au for HD 223352/40 and 158 kau [0.77 pc] for Fomalhaut/LP 876-10). The disc is cool (24K) and relatively bright, with a fractional luminosity Ldisc/L⋆ = 1.2 × 10−4, and represents the rare observation of a debris disc around an M dwarf. Further work should attempt to find if the presence of two discs in the Fomalhaut system is coincidental, perhaps simply due to the relatively young system age of 440 Myr, or if the stellar components have dynamically interacted and the system is even more complex than it currently appears.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Lettersen
dc.rights© 2013 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Societyen
dc.subjectBinaries: generalen
dc.subjectCircumstellar matteren
dc.subjectStars: individual: AT Micen
dc.subjectStars: individual: Fomalhauten
dc.subjectStars: individual: LP 876−10en
dc.subjectStars: individual: TW PsAen
dc.subjectQB Astronomyen
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.subject.lccQBen
dc.subject.lccQCen
dc.titleDiscovery of the Fomalhaut C debris discen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Physics and Astronomyen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1093/mnrasl/slt168
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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