SCExAO/CHARIS High-contrast Imaging of Spirals and Darkening Features in the HD 34700 A Protoplanetary Disk.
Takahashi, Sanemichi Z.
Kasdin, Jeremy N.
Brandt, Timothy D.
McElwain, Michael W.
INTEGRAL field spectroscopy
HIGH resolution imaging
Astrophysical Journal; 9/10/2020, Vol. 900 Issue 2, p1-13, 13p
We present Subaru/SCExAO+Coronagraphic High Angular Resolution Imaging Spectrograph (CHARIS) broadband (JHK-band) integral field spectroscopy of HD 34700 A. CHARIS data recover HD 34700 A's disk ring and confirm multiple spirals discovered by Monnier et al. We set limits on substellar companions of ∼12 MJup at 0.″3 (in the ring gap) and ∼5 MJup at 0.″75 (outside the ring). The data reveal darkening effects on the ring and spiral, although we do not identify the origin of each feature such as shadows or physical features related to the outer spirals. Geometric albedos converted from the surface brightness suggest a greater scale height and/or prominently abundant submicron dust at position angles between ∼45° and 90°. Spiral fitting resulted in very large pitch angles (∼30°–50°); a stellar flyby of HD 34700 B or infall from a possible envelope is perhaps a reasonable scenario to explain the large pitch angles. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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