HD 142527 is a unique protoplanetary disk in terms of planet formation. Its high accretion rate combined with its huge inner gap and short age make of it an ideal candidate for harboring forming planets. ALMA cycle-0 observations revealed gap crossing gas streams and showed that the millimeter-sized dust particles are distributed in a horse-shoe shape. Here we present our recent H- and Ks-band imaging polarimetry data of HD142527 obtained with VLT/NaCo. By means of polarimetry, we remove most of the stellar light, directly imaging the disk's inner regions. Our observations allow us to constrain the dust properties (size and porosity) on the surface of the outer disk. We also detect two regions of the disk with low emission ("nulls") both in polarized and unpolarized light. Intriguingly, one of these nulls is azimuthally coincident with the maximum of the horse-shoe shape detected by ALMA.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias|
|State||Published - 1 Oct 2014|
|Event||14th Latin American Regional IAU Meeting, LARIM 2013 - Florianopolis, Brazil|
Duration: 24 Nov 2013 → 30 Nov 2013