RA (J2000)
DEC (J2000)
Distance (pc)
Disk Major Axis "
Disk Diameter (AU)
Inclination (degrees)
Major axis PA
Resolution elements across
At ref. wavelength (microns)
# References
18 20 26.19-16 12 10.5YSO220091980077146Steinacker et al. 2006362.26


A silhouette disk seen against background of M17


Probing the center of the large circumstellar disc in M17

Nielbock, M., Chini, R., Hoffmeister, V.H., et al., 2008, MNRAS, 388, 1031

Formation of a massive protostar through disk accretion. II. SINFONI integral field spectroscopy of the M17 silhouette disk and discovery of the associated H2 jet

Nuernberger, D.E.A., Chini, R., Eisenhauer, F., et al., 2007, A&A, 465, 931

Modeling the NIR-silhouette massive disk candidate in M17

*Steinacker, J., Chini, R., Nielbock, M., et al., 2006, A&A, 456, 1013

Disk modeling plus 8 micron Spitzer image showing disk in emission

A disk of dust and molecular gas around a high-mass protostar

Patel, N.A. et al. 2005 Nature 437 109

No high-mass protostars in the silhouette young stellar object M17-SO1

Sako, S., Yamashita, T., Kataza, H., Miyata, T., et al. 2005, Nature, 434, 995

JHK and Brgamma imaging from Subaru ICRS camera. 12.8 micron image from Subaru COMICS. Also, 13CO (1-0) map from Nobeyama mm array

composite JHK image from IRCS AO data (Sako+ 2005)
BVIJHK imaging from NAOS-CONICA at VLT showing both scattered light hourglass structure plus disk midplane seen in silhouette. Optical spectra with strong emission lines. 13CO (1-0) channel maps show disk rotation. Young star.

Chini, R., Hoffmeister, V., Kimeswenger, S., et al., 2004, Nature, 429, 155