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|Title:||The origin of R CrA variability. A complex triple system hosting a disk||Authors:||Sissa, E.
ALCALA', JUAN MANUEL
|Issue Date:||2019||Journal:||ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS||Number:||630||First Page:||A132||Abstract:||Context. R CrA is the brightest member of the Coronet star-forming region and is the closest Herbig AeBe star with a spectrum dominated by emission lines. Its luminosity has been monitored since the end of the nineteenth century, but the origin of its variability, which shows a stable period of 65.767 ± 0.007 days, is still unknown. <BR /> Aims: We studied photometric and spectroscopic data for this star to investigate the nature of the variability of R CrA. <BR /> Methods: We exploited the fact that the near-infrared luminosity of the Herbig AeBe stars is roughly proportional to the total luminosity of the stars to derive the absorption, and then mass and age of R CrA. In addition, we modeled the periodic modulation of the light curve as due to partial attenuation of a central binary by a circumbinary disk. This model reproduces the observations very well. <BR /> Results: We found that the central object in R CrA is a very young (1.5 ± 1.5 Myr) highly absorbed (A<SUB>V</SUB> = 5.47 ± 0.4 mag) binary; we obtain masses of M<SUB>A</SUB> = 3.02 ± 0.43 M<SUB>☉</SUB> and M<SUB>B</SUB> = 2.32 ± 0.35 M<SUB>☉</SUB> for the two components. We propose that the secular decrease of the apparent luminosity of R CrA is due to a progressive increase of the disk absorption. This might be related to precession of a slightly inclined disk caused by the recently discovered M-dwarf companion. This means that R CrA might be a triple system hosting a disk.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12386/29327||URL:||https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2019/10/aa36101-19/aa36101-19.html||ISSN:||0004-6361||DOI:||10.1051/0004-6361/201936101||Bibcode ADS:||2019A&A...630A.132S||Fulltext:||open|
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