[extended] A faint companion around CrA-9: protoplanet or obscured binary?

Valentin Christiaens - Monash universityFeb 3, 2021
Planet Detection
Atmospheric characterization
Protoplanetary disc
Planet formation
High-contrast imaging
Spectral characterisation
Understanding how giant planets form requires observational input from directly imaged protoplanets. In this video, I present the discovery of a faint companion in the transition disc of CrA-9, an accreting M0.75 dwarf with an estimated age of 1-2 Myr. We used both VLT/NACO and VLT/SPHERE and found the faint ...
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