The Vega debris disc: A view from Herschel
Journal article, 2010

We present five band imaging of the Vega debris disc obtained using the Herschel Space Observatory. These data span a wavelength range of 70-500 mu m with full-width half-maximum angular resolutions of 5.6-36.9 ''. The disc is well resolved in all bands, with the ring structure visible at 70 and 160 mu m. Radial profiles of the disc surface brightness are produced, and a disc radius of 11 '' (similar to 85AU) is determined. The disc is seen to have a smooth structure thoughout the entire wavelength range, suggesting that the disc is in a steady state, rather than being an ephemeral structure caused by the recent collision of two large planetesimals.

instrumentation: photometers

observational

methods:

dust

spitzer

images

mission

evolution

stars

stars: individual: Vega

Author

B. Sibthorpe

Royal Observatory

B. Vandenbussche

KU Leuven

J. S. Greaves

University of St Andrews

E. Pantin

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

G. Olofsson

Stockholm University

B. Acke

KU Leuven

M. J. Barlow

University College London (UCL)

Jadl Blommaert

KU Leuven

J. Bouwman

Max Planck Institute

A. Brandeker

Stockholm University

M. Cohen

University of California

W. De Meester

KU Leuven

W. R. F. Dent

Atacama Large Millimeter-submillimeter Array (ALMA)

J. Di Francesco

National Research Council Canada

C. Dominik

Radboud University

Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy

M. Fridlund

European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA ESTEC)

W. K. Gear

Cardiff University

A. M. Glauser

Royal Observatory

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

H. L. Gomez

Cardiff University

P. C. Hargrave

Cardiff University

P. M. Harvey

University of Colorado at Boulder

The University of Texas at Austin

T. Henning

Max Planck Institute

A. Heras

European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA ESTEC)

M. R. Hogerheijde

Leiden University

W. S. Holland

Royal Observatory

R. J. Ivison

Royal Observatory

University of Edinburgh

S. J. Leeks

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

T. L. Lim

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

René Liseau

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics

B. C. Matthews

National Research Council Canada

D. A. Naylor

University of Lethbridge

G.L. Pilbratt

European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA ESTEC)

E. T. Polehampton

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

University of Lethbridge

S. Regibo

KU Leuven

P. Royer

KU Leuven

A. Sicilia-Aguilar

Max Planck Institute

B. M. Swinyard

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

C. Waelkens

KU Leuven

H. Walker

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

R. Wesson

University College London (UCL)

Astronomy and Astrophysics

0004-6361 (ISSN) 1432-0746 (eISSN)

Vol. 518 Article Number: L130 L130

Subject Categories

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

DOI

10.1051/0004-6361/201014574

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