The Vega debris disc: A view from Herschel

  title={The Vega debris disc: A view from Herschel},
  author={Bruce Sibthorpe and B.Vandenbussche and J. S.Greaves and E. E. Pantin and G.Olofsson and B.Acke and Michael J. Barlow and Joris Blommaert and Jeroen Bouwman and Alexis Brandeker and M.Cohen and W.DeMeester and W. R. F.Dent and James Di Francesco and C.Dominik and Malcolm Fridlund and W.K.Gear and A.M.Glauser and H. L.Gomez and P. C.Hargrave and P.M.Harvey and Th. Henning and A.M.Heras and M. R.Hogerheijde and W. S.Holland and R. J. Ivison and Sarah J. Leeks and Tanya L. Lim and Rene' Liseau and B. C.Matthews and D.A.Naylor and G{\"o}ran Pilbratt and Edward Polehampton and S.Regibo and P.Royer and A. Sicilia-Aguilar and Bruce M. Swinyard and C.Waelkens and H. J.Walker and R.Wesson},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
We present five band imaging of the Vega debris disc obtained using the Herschel Space Observatory. These data span a wavelength range of 70-500 mu m with full-width half-maximum angular resolutions of 5.6-36.9 ''. The disc is well resolved in all bands, with the ring structure visible at 70 and 160 mu m. Radial profiles of the disc surface brightness are produced, and a disc radius of 11 '' (similar to 85AU) is determined. The disc is seen to have a smooth structure thoughout the entire… 

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