APEX Observations of the CO Envelope around the Young FUor-type Star V883 Ori

J.~A. White, Á. Kóspál, C. Rab, P. Ábrahám, F. Cruz-Sáenz de Miera, T. Csengeri, O. Fehér, R. Güsten, T. Henning, E. Vorobyov, M. Audard, A. Postel

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The accretion-driven outbursts of young FU Orionis-type stars may be a common stage of pre-main-sequence evolution and can have a significant impact on the circumstellar environment as it pertains to the growth of solids and eventually planets. This episodic accretion is thought to be sustained by additional gas infalling from the circumstellar envelope and disk. We present APEX observations of the CO gas in the envelope around V883 Orionis, a young outbursting star. The observations mapped the (CO)-C-12(4-3), (CO)-C-12(3-2), and (CO)-C-13(3-2) lines with the FLASH(+) instrument and the (CO)-C-12(6-5) line with the SEPIA instrument. We detected high signal-to-noise emission extending out to radii >10,000 au and calculated integrated fluxes of 1100 Jy km s(-1) for (CO)-C-12(6-5), 2400 Jy km s(-1) for (CO)-C-12(4-3), 1600 Jy km s(-1) for (CO)-C-12(3-2), and 450 Jy km s(-1) for (CO)-C-13(3-2). We used the thermochemical code PRODIMO to test several models and find the data are best described by an envelope structure with M-env approximate to 0.2-0.4 M-circle dot and a mass-infall rate of (M) over dot(inf) = 1-2 x 10(-6) M-circle dot yr(-1). We infer that the observed envelope and outflow structure around V883 Ori could be caused by multiple outbursts, consistent with episodic accretion.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)21
Aantal pagina's1
TijdschriftThe Astrophysical Journal
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusPublished - 20-mei-2019

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