Infrared continuum sizes of Be star disks

Douglas R. Gies, Yamina N. Touhami, Gail H. Schaefer
2010 Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union  
AbstractLong baseline interferometry now offers us the opportunity to measure the dimensions of Be star circumstellar disks across the spectrum. This includes the near-infrared continuum where the emission is dominated by bound-free and free-free emission from the ionized disk gas. Here we present the results of calculations of the disk sizes and continuum flux excesses for a simple version of the viscous decretion model of the disk. We compare these results to recent 18 μm flux measurements from the AKARI infrared satellite all-sky survey.
doi:10.1017/s1743921311010866 fatcat:6tiz3wmu4fhavii3tx3vck5mxu