Hubble Space Telescope Optical Imaging of the Eroding Debris Disk Hd 61005

@inproceedings{Maness2009HubbleST,
  title={Hubble Space Telescope Optical Imaging of the Eroding Debris Disk Hd 61005},
  author={Holly L. Maness and Paul G. Kalas and K. M. G. Peek and Eugene I. Chiang and Klaus Scherer and Michael P. Fitzgerald and J. Michael R. Graham and Dean C. Hines and Glenn Schneider and S Metchev},
  year={2009}
}
We present Hubble Space Telescope optical coronagraphic polarization imaging observations of the dusty debris disk HD 61005. The scattered light intensity image and polarization structure reveal a highly inclined disk with a clear asymmetric, swept back component, suggestive of significant interaction with the ambient interstellar medium (ISM). The combination of our new data with the published 1.1 μm discovery image shows that the grains are blue scattering with no strong color gradient as a… CONTINUE READING