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Recent publications by Leiden Astronomers

(20 most recent)
arXiv:1503.00716v1 [pdf]
Title:3D Printing Meets Computational Astrophysics: Deciphering the Structure of Eta Carinae's Inner Colliding Winds
Authors: Thomas I. Madura, Nicola Clementel, Theodore R. Gull, Chael J. H. Kruip , Jan-Pieter Paardekooper
Comments: 15 pages, 14 figures, 12 interactive 3D figures, 1 embedded movie. Accepted for publication in MNRAS. To view 3D interactive figures and movie, use Adobe PDF viewer
Subjects: astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1503.00394v1 [pdf]
Title:Photodesorption of H2O, HDO, and D2O ice and its impact on fractionation
Authors: Carina Arasa, Jesper Koning, Geert-Jan Kroes, Catherine Walsh, Ewine F. van Dishoeck
Comments: 12 pages, 3 figures, accepted for publication in Astronomy & Astrophysics
Subjects: astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1502.07946v1 [pdf]
Title:The JCMT Gould Belt Survey: SCUBA-2 observations of circumstellar disks in L 1495
Authors: J. V. Buckle, E. Drabek-Maunder, J. Greaves, J. S. Richer, B. C. Matthews, D. Johnstone, H. Kirk, S. F. Beaulieu, D. S. Berry, H. Broekhoven-Fiene, M. J. Currie, M. Fich, J. Hatchell, T. Jenness, J. C. Mottram, D. Nutter, K. Pattle, J. E. Pineda, C. Salji, S. Tisi, J. Di Francesco, M. R. Hogerheijde, D. Ward-Thompson, P. Bastien, H. Butner, M. Chen, A. Chrysostomou, S. Coude, C. J. Davis, A. Duarte-Cabral, P. Friberg, R. Friesen, G. A. Fuller, S. Graves, J. Gregson, W. Holland, G. Joncas, J. M. Kirk, L. B. G. Knee, S. Mairs, K. Marsh, G. Moriarty-Schieven, J. Rawlings, E. Rosolowsky, D. Rumble, S. Sadavoy, H. Thomas, N. Tothill, S. Viti, G. J. White, C. D. Wilson, J. Wouterloot, J. Yates, M. Zhu
Comments: 11 pages, 10 figures plus Appendix. MNRAS accepted
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1503.00004v1 [pdf]
Title:Evolution of the H$β$+[OIII] and [OII] luminosity functions and the [OII] star-formation history of the Universe up to $z$ ~ 5 from HiZELS
Authors: Ali Ahmad Khostovan, David Sobral, Bahram Mobasher, Philip N. Best, Ian Smail, John P. Stott, Shoubaneh Hemmati, Hooshang Nayyeri
Comments: 23 pages, 14 figures, 7 Tables, submitted to MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1502.07355v1 [pdf]
Title:Identification of the brightest Lyα emitters at z=6.6: implications for the evolution of the luminosity function in the re-ionisation era
Authors: Jorryt Matthee, David Sobral, Srgio Santos, Huub Rttgering, Behnam Darvish, Bahram Mobasher
Comments: 20 pages, main results shown in Fig. 6 and Fig. 7, submitted to MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1502.06766v1 [pdf]
Title:Micron-sized forsterite grains in the pre-planetary nebula of IRAS 17150-3224 - Searching for clues on the mysterious evolution of massive AGB stars
Authors: B. L. de Vries, K. M. Maaskant, M. Min, R. Lombaert, L. B. F. M. Waters, J. A. D. L. Blommaert
Comments: Accepted by A&A
Subjects: astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1502.06548v1 [pdf]
Title:Towards DIB mapping in galaxies beyond 100 Mpc. A radial profile of the $λ$5780.5 diffuse interstellar band in AM 1353-272 B
Authors: Ana Monreal-Ibero, Peter M. Weilbacher, Martin Wendt, Fernando Selman, Rosine Lallement, Jarle Brinchmann, Sebastian Kamann, Christer Sandin
Comments: 4 pages, 4 figures, accepted for publication as a Letter in Astronomy and Astrophysics; Received 10 February 2015 / Accepted 20 February 2015
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1502.06427v1 [pdf]
Title:Constraining the abundances of complex organics in the inner regions of solar-type protostars
Authors: Vianney Taquet, Ana Lpez-Sepulcre, Cecilia Ceccarelli, Roberto Neri, Claudine Kahane, Steven B. Charnley
Comments: 60 pages, 10 figures, 17 tables. Accepted for publication in ApJ
Subjects: astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1502.06632v1 [pdf]
Title:Evidence of tidal distortions and mass loss from the old open cluster NGC 6791
Authors: E. Dalessandro, P. Miocchi, G. Carraro, L. Jilkova, A. Moitinho
Comments: Accepted for publication in the MNRAS (9 pages, 8 Figures)
Subjects: astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1502.06602v1 [pdf]
Title:CF-HiZELS, a 10 deg$^2$ emission-line survey with spectroscopic follow-up: Hα, [OIII]+Hβ and [OII] luminosity functions at z=0.8, 1.4 and 2.2
Authors: David Sobral, Jorryt Matthee, Philip N. Best, Ian Smail, Ali A. Khostovan, Bo Milvang-Jensen, Jae-Woo Kim, John Stott, Joo Calhau, Hooshang Nayyeri, Bahram Mobasher
Comments: 22 pages, 15 figures, submitted to MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.IM
arXiv:1502.05858v1 [pdf]
Title:The JCMT Gould Belt Survey: First results from the SCUBA-2 observations of the Ophiuchus molecular cloud and a virial analysis of its prestellar core population
Authors: K. Pattle, ..., J. C. Mottram, D. Nutter, J. E. Pineda, C. Quinn, C. Salji, S. Tisi, S. Walker-Smith, J. Di Francesco, M. R. Hogerheijde, ..., Zhu
Comments: 34 pages, 20 figures, 5 tables. Accepted for publication in MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1502.05762v1 [pdf]
Title:Shedding light on the formation of the pre-biotic molecule formamide with ASAI
Authors: A. Lpez-Sepulcre, Ali A. Jaber, E. Mendoza, B. Lefloch, C. Ceccarelli, C. Vastel, R. Bachiller, J. Cernicharo, C. Codella, C. Kahane, M. Kama, M. Tafalla
Comments: 26 pages, 9 figures. Accepted by Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Subjects: astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1502.05681v1 [pdf]
Title:Not In Our Backyard: Spectroscopic Support for the CLASH z=11 Candidate MACS0647-JD
Authors: Nor Pirzkal, Dan Coe, Brenda L. Frye, Gabriel Brammer, John Moustakas, Barry Rothberg, Thomas J. Broadhurst, Rychard Bouwens, Larry Bradley, Arjen van der Wel, Daniel D. Kelson, Megan Donahue, Adi Zitrin, Leonidas Moustakas, Elizabeth Barker
Comments: 14 Pages. 6 Figures. 2nd revised version. To appear in ApJ. Please contact npirzkal@stsci.edu for comments on this paper
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1502.05747v1 [pdf]
Title:The EChO science case
Authors: Giovanna Tinetti, Pierre Drossart, Paul Eccleston, Paul Hartogh, Kate Isaak, Martin Linder, Christophe Lovis, Giusi Micela, Marc Ollivier, Ludovic Puig, Ignasi Ribas, Ignas Snellen, ..., S. N. Yurchenko
Comments: 50 pages, 30 figures. Experimental Astronomy
Subjects: astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1502.05715v1 [pdf]
Title:The broadening of Lyman-alpha forest absorption lines
Authors: Antonella Garzilli, Tom Theuns, Joop Schaye
Comments: 12 pages, 15 figures, Re-submitted to MNRAS after addressing the referee's comments
Subjects: astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1502.05399v1 [pdf]
Title:A Spectroscopic Redshift Measurement for a Luminous Lyman Break Galaxy at z=7.730 using Keck/MOSFIRE
Authors: P. A. Oesch, P. G. van Dokkum, G. D. Illingworth, R. J. Bouwens, I. Momcheva, B. Holden, G. W. Roberts-Borsani, R. Smit, M. Franx, I. Labbe, V. Gonzalez, D. Magee
Comments: 6 pages, 4 figures, submitted to ApJL
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1502.04713v1 [pdf]
Title:Evidence against a strong thermal inversion in HD 209458 b from high-dispersion spectroscopy
Authors: Henriette Schwarz, Matteo Brogi, Remco de Kok, Jayne Birkby, Ignas Snellen
Comments: 11 pages, 6 figures, accepted for publication in Astronomy & Astrophysics
Subjects: astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1502.03972v1 [pdf]
Title:Combining spectroscopic and photometric surveys using angular cross-correlations II: Parameter constraints from different physical effects
Authors: Martin Eriksen, Enrique Gaztanaga
Comments: No journal ref found
Subjects: astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1502.03887v1 [pdf]
Title:The Impact of Strong Gravitational Lensing on Observed Lyman-Break Galaxy Numbers at 4<z<8 in the GOODS and the XDF Blank Fields
Authors: R. L. Barone-Nugent, J. S. B Wyithe, M. Trenti, T. Treu, P. Oesch, R. Bouwens, G. D. Illingworth, K. B. Schmidt
Comments: Submitted to ApJ on 18/12/2014
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1502.03584v1 [pdf]
Title:Thermal H/D exchange in polar ice - deuteron scrambling in space
Authors: Thanja Lamberts, Sergio Ioppolo, Herma Cuppen, Gleb Fedoseev, Harold Linnartz
Comments: 10 pages, 8 figures, accepted for publication in MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA