THE 2014 ALMA LONG BASELINE CAMPAIGN: FIRST RESULTS FROM HIGH ANGULAR RESOLUTION OBSERVATIONS TOWARD THE HL TAU REGION

C. L. Brogan L. M. Pérez T. R. Hunter W. R. F. Dent A. S. Hales R. E. Hills S. Corder E. B. Fomalont 1 C. Vlahakis Y. Asaki D. Barkats 2 A. Hirota J. A. Hodge 3 C. M. V. Impellizzeri R. Kneissl E. Liuzzo R. Lucas N. Marcelino 4 S. Matsushita K. Nakanishi N. Phillips A. M. S. Richards I. Toledo R. Aladro D. Broguiere J. R. Cortes 1 P. C. Cortes 1 D. Espada F. Galarza D. Garcia- Appadoo 5 L. Guzman- Ramirez E. M. Humphreys T. Jung S. Kameno R. A. Laing S. Leon 6 G. Marconi A. Mignano 7 B. Nikolic L.-A. Nyman 8 M. Radiszcz A. Remijan 9 J. A. Rodón T. Sawada 10 S. Takahashi R. P. J. Tilanus B. Vila Vilaro L. C. Watson 11 T. Wiklind 12 E. Akiyama 13 E. Chapillon 14 I. de Gregorio- Monsalvo J. Di Francesco F. Gueth 15 A. Kawamura C.-F. Lee 16 Q. Nguyen Luong J. Mangum V. Pietu 15 P. Sanhueza K. Saigo 17 S. Takakuwa C. Ubach T. Van Kempen A. Wootten A. Castro- Carrizo H. Francke J. Gallardo 18 J. Garcia 2 S. Gonzalez 19 T. Hill T. Kaminski 20 Y. Kurono H.-Y. Liu 21 C. Lopez 2 F. Morales 22 K. Plarre G. Schieven L. Testi 23, 24 L. Videla 25 E. Villard 26, 27 P. Andreani J. E. Hibbard K. Tatematsu
Abstract : We present Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observations from the 2014 Long Baseline Campaign in dust continuum and spectral line emission from the HL Tau region. The continuum images at wavelengths of 2.9, 1.3, and 0.87 mm have unprecedented angular resolutions of 0.″ 075 (10 AU) to 0.″ 025 (3.5 AU), revealing an astonishing level of detail in the circumstellar disk surrounding the young solar analog HL Tau, with a pattern of bright and dark rings observed at all wavelengths. By fitting ellipses to the most distinct rings, we measure precise values for the disk inclination (46\buildrel{\circ}\over{.} 72+/- 0\buildrel{\circ}\over{.} 05) and position angle (+138\buildrel{\circ}\over{.} 02+/- 0\buildrel{\circ}\over{.} 07). We obtain a high-fidelity image of the 1.0 mm spectral index (α), which ranges from α ∼ 2.0 in the optically thick central peak and two brightest rings, increasing to 2.3–3.0 in the dark rings. The dark rings are not devoid of emission, and we estimate a grain emissivity index of 0.8 for the innermost dark ring and lower for subsequent dark rings, consistent with some degree of grain growth and evolution. Additional clues that the rings arise from planet formation include an increase in their central offsets with radius and the presence of numerous orbital resonances. At a resolution of 35 AU, we resolve the molecular component of the disk in HCO+ (1-0) which exhibits a pattern over LSR velocities from 2–12 km s‑1 consistent with Keplerian motion around a ∼1.3 {M}ȯ star, although complicated by absorption at low blueshifted velocities. We also serendipitously detect and resolve the nearby protostars XZ Tau (A/B) and LkHα358 at 2.9 mm.
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Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2015, 808 (1), pp.id. L3. <10.1088/2041-8205/808/1/L3>
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C. L. Brogan, L. M. Pérez, T. R. Hunter, W. R. F. Dent, A. S. Hales, et al.. THE 2014 ALMA LONG BASELINE CAMPAIGN: FIRST RESULTS FROM HIGH ANGULAR RESOLUTION OBSERVATIONS TOWARD THE HL TAU REGION. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2015, 808 (1), pp.id. L3. <10.1088/2041-8205/808/1/L3>. <hal-01179310>

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