Revista mexicana de astronomía y astrofísica
versión impresa ISSN 0185-1101
We present high angular resolution, high-sensitivity Very Large Array observations at 3.6 cm of the Herbig Ae star AB Aur. This star is of interest since its circumstellar disk exhibits characteristics that have been attributed to the presence of an undetected low mass companion or giant gas planet. Our image confirms the continuum emission known to exist in association with the star, and detects a faint protuberance that extends about 0".3 to its SE. Previous theoretical considerations and observational results are consistent with the presence of a companion to AB Aur with the separation and position angle derived from our radio data. We also determine the proper motion of AB Aur by comparing our new observations with data taken about 17 years ago and find values consistent with those found by Hipparcos.
Palabras llave : BINARIES: VISUAL; RADIO CONTINUUM: STARS; STARS: EMISSION-LINE, BE; STARS: FORMATION; STAR: MASS LOSS.