The far reaches of the beta Pictoris debris disk

  title={The far reaches of the beta Pictoris debris disk},
  author={M. Janson and A. Brandeker and G. Olofsson and R. Liseau},
The nearby young star β Pictoris hosts a rich and complex planetary system, with at least two giant planets and a nearly edge-on debris disk that contains several dynamical subpopulations of planetesimals. While the inner ranges of the debris disk have been studied extensively, less information is known about the outer, fainter parts of the disk. Here we present an analysis of archival FORS V-band imaging data from 2003-2004, which have previously not been explored scientifically because the… Expand