Belt(s) of debris resolved around the Sco-Cen star HIP 67497

M. Bonnefoy, J. Milli, F. Ménard, A. Vigan, A. M. Lagrange, P. Delorme, A. Boccaletti, C. Lazzoni, R. Galicher, S. Desidera, G. Chauvin, J. C. Augereau, D. Mouillet, C. Pinte, G. Van Der Plas, R. Gratton, H. Beust, J. L. Beuzit

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Aims. In 2015, we initiated a survey of Scorpius-Centaurus A-F stars that are predicted to host warm-inner and cold-outer belts of debris similar to the case of the system HR 8799. The survey aims to resolve the disks and detect planets responsible for the disk morphology. In this paper, we study the F-type star HIP 67497 and present a first-order modelization of the disk in order to derive its main properties. Methods.We used the near-infrared integral field spectrograph (IFS) and dual-band imager IRDIS of VLT/SPHERE to obtain angulardi erential imaging observations of the circumstellar environnement of HIP 67497.We removed the stellar halo with PCA and TLOCI algorithms. The disk emission was modeled with the GRaTeR code. Results. We resolve a ring-like structure that extends up to ∼450 mas (∼50 au) from the star in the IRDIS and IFS data. It is best reproduced by models of a non-eccentric ring with an inclination of 80 ± 1°, a position angle of ..93 ± 1°, and a semi-major axis of 59 ± 3 au. We also detect an additional, but fainter, arc-like structure with a larger extension (0.65 arcsec) South of the ring that we model as a second belt of debris at ∼130 au. We detect ten candidate companions at separations ≥1". We estimate the mass of putative perturbers responsible for the disk morphology and compare this to our detection limits. Additional data are needed to find those perturbers, and to relate our images to large-scale structures seen with HST/STIS.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberL7
Number of pages6
JournalAstronomy & Astrophysics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Planetary systems
  • Stars: individual: HIP 67497
  • Techniques: high angular resolution

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