High-contrast imaging of Sirius A with VLT/SPHERE: looking for giant planets down to one astronomical unit

@article{Vigan2015HighcontrastIO,
  title={High-contrast imaging of Sirius A with VLT/SPHERE: looking for giant planets down to one astronomical unit},
  author={Arthur Vigan and C{\'e}cile Gry and Graeme S. Salter and Dino Mesa and Derek Homeier and Claire Moutou and France Allard},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={454},
  pages={129-143}
}
  • A. ViganC. Gry F. Allard
  • Published 31 August 2015
  • Physics, Geology
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Sirius has always attracted a lot of scientific interest, especially after the discovery of a companion white dwarf at the end of the 19th century. Very early on, the existence of a potential third bodywas put forward to explain some of the observed properties of the system. We present new coronagraphic observations obtained with VLT/SPHERE (Very Large Telescope/SpectroPolarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch) that explore, for the very first time, the innermost regions of the system down… 

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