Probing dusty circumstellar environments with polarimetric aperture-masking interferometry
Norris, Barnaby R M; Tuthill, Peter G; Lacour, Sylvestre; Zijlstra, Albert A; Lykou, Foteini; Evans, Thomas M; Stewart, Paul; Bedding, Timothy Russell; Guyon, Olivier; Martinache, Frantz; Ireland, Michael
Aperture-masking interferometry allows diffraction-limited images to be recovered despite the turbulent atmosphere. Here, this approach has been combined with polarimetry to form a novel technique allowing the dusty environments of mass-losing stars (so-called AGB stars) and proto-planetary and debris disks to be imaged, the characterisation of which is key to understanding the recycling of matter and the formation of new planetary systems. Polarimetric aperture-masking interferometry produces...[Show more]
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