A deeply embedded companion to LKH-alpha198

Lagage, P. O.; Oloffson, G.; Cabrit, S.; Cesarsky, C.; Nordh, L.; Rodriguez Espinosa, J. M.
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Experimental Astronomy, vol. 3, no. 1-4, p. 163-164

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The region around the Herbig Ae/Be star LKH-alpha198 was imaged at 10 micrometer with the CAMIRAS camera at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and the Nordic Optical Telescope. We discovered a deeply embedded companion 6 sec north of LKH-alpha198, which may be responsible for most of the far-infrared emission in the region and for driving the molecular flow. LKH-alpha198 appears point-like at our resolution (full width at half maximum of approximately 1.3 sec), excluding an extended envelope of transiently heated small grains as the dominant origin of the mid-infrared excess in that star.