An IRTF-iSHELL Survey of 4.52–5.25 μm CO Spectra in Protoplanetary Disks of Intermediate-mass Stars: Preliminary Sample and Analysis
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We are conducting a survey of high-resolution near-infrared CO rovibrational spectra in protoplanetary disks around young intermediate-mass stars. We use IRTF-iSHELL with the 0.″375 and 0.″75 slits, providing 4 km s−1 and 6 km s−1 resolution and covering 4.52–5.25 μm in one single exposure. This includes part of the rovibrational R branch and most of the P branch of the CO fundamental band (Δv = 1), one of the best tracers of warm/hot gas in disks. The high quality of the spectra and the large sample covered in this survey will support multiple investigations to study the structure, kinematics, composition, and evolution of the inner 10 au in disks for years to come. The survey currently includes ∼30 stars mostly within 200 pc, complementing extensive imaging campaigns that are observing their disks at optical, infrared, and millimeter wavelengths and revealing structures and planets.
CitationAbernathy, K. M., Banzatti, A., Jensen, S., Brittain, S., Boogert, A., Rayner, J. T., & Bruderer, S. (2021). An IRTF-iSHELL Survey of 4.52–5.25 μm CO Spectra in Protoplanetary Disks of Intermediate-mass Stars: Preliminary Sample and Analysis. Research Notes of the AAS, 5(4).
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