The name of the object indicates that it is a source of infrared radiation that was detected and catalogued by the IRAS satellite observatory in the 1980s.
 The resolution of the VLTI, used with the four Auxiliary Telescopes, was about one milliarcsecond (1/1000th of 1/3600th of a degree).
This research was presented in a paper entitled “Imaging the dust sublimation front of a circumbinary disk”, by M. Hillen et al., to appear as a letter in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.
The team is composed of M. Hillen (Instituut voor Sterrenkunde, Leuven, Belgium), J. Kluska (University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom), J.-B. Le Bouquin (UJF-Grenoble 1/CNRS-INSU, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, France), H. Van Winckel (Instituut voor Sterrenkunde, Leuven, Belgium), J.-P. Berger (ESO, Garching, Germany), D. Kamath (Instituut voor Sterrenkunde, Leuven, Belgium) and V. Bujarrabal (Observatorio Astronómico Nacional, Alcalá de Henares, Spain).
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