AAS 195th Meeting, January 2000
Session 78. Young Stars, Disks and Planets
Display, Friday, January 14, 2000, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[78.01] A Search for Substellar Companions of \beta Pic- and Vega-like Stars Using HST/NICMOS

J. Brown, D. Bennum (UNR), A.B. Schultz (CSC/STScI), M. Rodrigue (UNR), D. Backman (F&M College), P. Vener (Loyola College), E. Rosenthal (NOAO), B. Perriello (STScI), H. Chen (Steward Obs.), P.T.P. Ho (SAO), A. Burrows (Steward Obs.)

We report preliminary results for a low-mass stellar and substellar companion search program using the Near Infrared and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS). The NICMOS Camera 2 coronagraph was used to search in a region approximately 0.4\arcsec-4\arcsec from the target stars. Targets were selected to take advantage of the onboard acquisition software and were observed with single orbit visits. Seven IR-excess stars were observed: HD10476, HD218396, HD48682, HD155826, HD68456, HD87696, HD84117.

Support for this work was provided by NASA through grant number G0-07835.03-96A from the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: petra_man@hotmail.com

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