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Recent publications by Leiden Astronomers

(20 most recent)
arXiv:1412.5369v1 [pdf]
Title:Abundance and temperature distributions in the hot intra-cluster gas of Abell 4059
Authors: François Mernier, Jelle de Plaa, Lorenzo Lovisari, Ciro Pinto, Yu-Ying Zhang, Jelle S. Kaastra, Norbert Werner, Aurora Simionescu
Comments: 17 pages, 13 figures, accepted for publication in A&A
Subjects: astro-ph.HE
arXiv:1412.5179v1 [pdf]
Title:Searching for Planets in Holey Debris Disks with the Apodizing Phase Plate
Authors: Tiffany Meshkat, Vanessa P. Bailey, Kate Y. L. Su, Matthew A. Kenworthy, Eric E. Mamajek, Philip M. Hinz, Paul S. Smith
Comments: Accepted for publication in ApJ, 10 pages, 3 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1412.5173v1 [pdf]
Title:Confirmation and characterization of the protoplanet HD100546 b - Direct evidence for gas giant planet formation at 50 au
Authors: Sascha P. Quanz, Adam Amara, Michael R. Meyer, Julien H. Girard, Matthew A. Kenworthy, Markus Kasper
Comments: Submitted to ApJ. Comments are very welcome. 11 pages incl. 7 figures and 2 tables in ApJ-style
Subjects: astro-ph.SR, astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1412.5155v1 [pdf]
Title:Radio imaging observations of PSR J1023+0038 in an LMXB state
Authors: A. T. Deller, J. Moldón, J. C. A. Miller-Jones, A. Patruno, J. W. T. Hessels, A. M. Archibald, Z. Paragi, G. Heald, N. Vilchez
Comments: 38 pages, 10 figures, 2 tables; submitted to ApJ
Subjects: astro-ph.SR, astro-ph.HE
arXiv:1412.5145v1 [pdf]
Title:Coordinated X-ray, Ultraviolet, Optical, and Radio Observations of the PSR J1023+0038 System in a Low-mass X-ray Binary State
Authors: Slavko Bogdanov, Anne M. Archibald, Cees Bassa, Adam Deller, Jules P. Halpern, George Heald, Jason W. T. Hessels, Gemma H. Janssen, Andrew G. Lyne, Javier Moldon, Zsolt Paragi, Alessandro Patruno, Benetge Perera, Ben W. Stappers, Shriharsh P. Tendulkar, Caroline R. D'Angelo, Rudy Wijnands
Comments: 23 pages, 15 figures; submitted to the Astrophysical Journal
Subjects: astro-ph.HE
arXiv:1412.5063v1 [pdf]
Title:Surprising detection of an equatorial dust lane on the AGB star IRC+10216
Authors: S. V. Jeffers, M. Min, L. B. F. M. Waters, H. Canovas, O. R. Pols, M. Rodenhuis, M. de Juan Ovelar, C. U. Keller, L. Decin
Comments: 9 pages, 4 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1412.4867v1 [pdf]
Title:Searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence with the Square Kilometre Array
Authors: Andrew P. V. Siemion, James Benford, Jin Cheng-Jin, Jayanth Chennamangalam, James Cordes, David R. DeBoer, Heino Falcke, Mike Garrett, Simon Garrington, Leonid Gurvits, Melvin Hoare, Eric J. Korpela, Joseph Lazio, David Messerschmitt, Ian S. Morrison, Tim O'Brien, Zsolt Paragi, Alan Penny, Laura Spitler, Jill Tarter, Dan Werthimer
Comments: 15 pages, 7 figures, in proceedings of "Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array", PoS(AASKA14)116, in Press
Subjects: astro-ph.IM, astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1412.4818v1 [pdf]
Title:Observations of water with Herschel/HIFI toward the high-mass protostar AFGL 2591
Authors: Y. Choi, F. F. S. van der Tak, E. F. van Dishoeck, F. Herpin, F. Wyrowski
Comments: Accepted for publication in A&A
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1412.3593v1 [pdf]
Title:Erosion and the limits to planetesimal growth
Authors: Sebastiaan Krijt, Chris W. Ormel, Carsten Dominik, Alexander G. G. M. Tielens
Comments: 16 pages, 14 figures, accepted for publication in A&A
Subjects: astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1412.3806v1 [pdf]
Title:ZFOURGE/CANDELS: On the Evolution of M* Galaxy Progenitors from z=3 to 0.5
Authors: Casey Papovich, I. Labbé, R. Quadri, V. Tilvi, P. Behroozi, E. F. Bell, K. Glazebrook, L. Spitler, C. M. S. Straatman, K. -V. Tran, M. Cowley, R. Davé, A. Dekel, M. Dickinson, H. Ferguson, S. L. Finkelstein, E. Gawiser, H. Inami, S. M. Faber, G. G. Kacprzak, L. Kawinwanchakij, D. Kocevski, A. Koekemoer, D. C. Koo, P. Kurczynski, J. M. Lotz, Y. Lu, R. A. Lucas, D. McIntosh, N. Mehrtens, B. Mobasher, A. Monson, G. Morrison, T. Nanayakkara, S. E. Perrson, B. Salmon, R. Simons, A. Tomczak, P. van Dokkum, B. Weiner, S. P. Willner
Comments: Accepted for publication in ApJ; 25 pages, emulateapj format
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1412.3412v1 [pdf]
Title:Spiral arms in scattered light images of protoplanetary discs: Are they the signposts of planets?
Authors: Attila Juhasz, Myriam Benisty, Adriana Pohl, Cornelis Dullemond, Carsten Dominik, Sijme-Jan Paardekooper
Comments: Submitted to MNRAS, 11 pages, 7 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1412.3304v1 [pdf]
Title:Optical & Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Observations of a New Sample of Distant Rich Galaxy Clusters in the ROSAT All Sky Survey
Authors: A. Buddendiek, T. Schrabback, C. H. Greer, H. Hoekstra, M. Sommer, T. Eifler, T. Erben, J. Erler, A. K. Hicks, F. W. High, H. Hildebrandt, D. P. Marrone, R. G. Morris, A. Muzzin, T. H. Reiprich, M. Schirmer, P. Schneider, A. von der Linden
Comments: 29 pages, 12 figures, submitted to MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1412.3115v1 [pdf]
Title:Secular dynamics of hierarchical quadruple systems: the case of a triple system orbited by a fourth body
Authors: Adrian S. Hamers, Hagai B. Perets, Fabio Antonini, Simon F. Portegies Zwart
Comments: Submitted to MNRAS. Comments are greatly appreciated. 25 pages, 16 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.SR
arXiv:1412.2996v1 [pdf]
Title:Detection of the secondary eclipse of WASP-10b in the Ks-band
Authors: Patricia Cruz, David Barrado, Jorge Lillo-Box, Marcos Diaz, Jayne Birkby, Mercedes López-Morales, Simon Hodgkin, Jonathan J. Fortney
Comments: 8 pages, 10 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.EP
arXiv:1412.2748v1 [pdf]
Title:Local Group galaxies emerge from the dark
Authors: Till Sawala, Carlos S. Frenk, Azadeh Fattahi, Julio F. Navarro, Richard G. Bower, Robert A. Crain, Claudio Dalla Vecchia, Michelle Furlong, John. C. Helly, Adrian Jenkins, Kyle A. Oman, Matthieu Schaller, Joop Schaye, Tom Theuns, James Trayford, Simon D. M. White
Comments: 14 pages, 4 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.GA, astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1412.2785v1 [pdf]
Title:Synthetic CO, H2 and HI surveys of the Galactic 2nd Quadrant, and the properties of molecular gas
Authors: A. Duarte-Cabral, D. M. Acreman, C. L. Dobbs, J. C. Mottram, S. J. Gibson, C. M. Brunt, K. A. Douglas
Comments: Accepted for publication in MNRAS
Subjects: astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1412.2208v1 [pdf]
Title:Combining spectroscopic and photometric surveys using angular cross-correlations I: Algorithm and modelling
Authors: Martin Eriksen, Enrique Gaztanaga
Comments: No journal ref found
Subjects: astro-ph.CO
arXiv:1412.2137v1 [pdf]
Title:Evidence for the inside-out growth of the stellar mass distribution in galaxy clusters since z~1
Authors: Remco F. J. van der Burg, Henk Hoekstra, Adam Muzzin, Cristóbal Sifón, Michael L. Balogh, Sean L. McGee
Comments: 15 pages, 10 figures. Submitted for publication in A&A
Subjects: astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.GA
arXiv:1412.2115v1 [pdf]
Title:Crowdfunding Astronomy Outreach Projects: Lessons Learned from the UNAWE Crowdfunding Campaign
Authors: Abi J. Ashton, Pedro Russo, Thilina Heenatigala
Comments: Published - Communicating Astronomy with the Public journal #16 (4 pages) (2014)
Subjects: cs.CY, astro-ph.IM, physics.ed-ph, physics.soc-ph
arXiv:1412.1847v1 [pdf]
Title:Ro-vibrational excitation of an organic molecule (HCN) in protoplanetary disks
Authors: Simon Bruderer, Daniel Harsono, Ewine F. van Dishoeck
Comments: Accepted for publication in A&A, 20 pages, 18 figures
Subjects: astro-ph.SR