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Letter to the Editor
Disks in multiple systems: direct imaging of a nearly edge-on circumstellar disk in the young triple system HV Tau *
Received 2 March 2000 / Accepted 18 March 2000
We present high resolution near infrared images of the young triple system HV Tau which clearly reveal a circumstellar disk around HV Tau C. The disk is seen nearly edge-on (), and has a radius of . HV Tau AB, a 74 mas binary (Simon et al. 1996), is resolved as well. If HV Tau C is bound to HV Tau AB, these are the first near-IR images of a circumtertiary disk in a young multiple system.
Key words: accretion, accretion disks stars: binaries: close stars: circumstellar matter stars: formation stars: individual: HV Tau stars: pre-main sequence
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Online publication: April 17, 2000