Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 639, L8-8 (2020/7-1)
ISO-ChaI 52: a weakly accreting young stellar object with a dipper light curve.
FRASCA A., MANARA C.F., ALCALA J.M., BIAZZO K., VENUTI L., COVINO E., ROSOTTI G., STELZER B. and FEDELE D.
Abstract (from CDS):
We report the discovery of periodic dips in the multiband light curve of ISO-ChaI 52, a young stellar object in the Chamaeleon I dark cloud. This is one of the peculiar objects that display very low or negligible accretion in their UV continuum and spectral lines, although they present a remarkable infrared excess emission characteristic of optically thick circumstellar disks. We have analyzed a spectrum obtained at the Very Large Telescope with the X-shooter spectrograph with the tool ROTFIT to determine the stellar parameters. The latter, along with photometry from our campaign with the Rapid Eye Mount telescope and from the literature, have allowed us to model the spectral energy distribution and to estimate the size and temperature of the inner and outer disk. Based on the rotational period of the star-disk system of 3.45 days, we estimate a disk inclination of 36°. The depth of the dips in different bands has been used to gain information about the occulting material. A single extinction law is not able to fit the observed behavior, while a two-component model of a disk warp composed of a dense region with a gray extinction and an upper layer with an extinction as in the interstellar medium provides a better fit to the data.