2D/3D dust continuum radiative transfer codes to analyze and predict VLTI observations

Ilaria Pascucci, Thomas Henning, Jürgen Steinacker, Sebastian Wolf

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Abstract

Radiative Transfer (RT) codes with image capability are a fundamental tool for preparing interferometric observations and for interpreting visibility data. In view of the upcoming VLTI facilities, we present the first comparison of images/visibilities coming from two 3D codes that use completely different techniques to solve the problem of self-consistent continuum RT. In addition, we focus on the astrophysical case of a disk distorted by tidal interaction with by-passing stars or internal planets and investigate for which parameters the distortion can be best detected in the mid-infrared using the mid-infrared interferometric device MIDI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages6
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Volume286
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Accretion disks
  • Interferometry (MIDI)
  • Radiative transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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