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1998A&A...330L...1O - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 330, L1-4 (1998/2-1)

A thin molecular shell around the carbon star TT Cyg.

OLOFSSON H., BERGMAN P., LUCAS R., ERIKSSON K., GUSTAFSSON B. and BIEGING J.H.

Abstract (from CDS):

Interferometric CO(J=1->0 and 2->1) observations reveal a remarkably thin shell of molecular gas around the carbon star TT Cyg, width/radius ≲1.3"/34"≃0.04. It expands at ≃13km/s, and contains ∼0.02M of gas provided the CO abundance with respect to H2 is 10–3 and the distance is 1kpc. Only about a quarter of the shell has been mapped, but we infer an overall spherical shell with only small, but clear, deviations at the per cent level. The radial structure of the shell is barely resolved at the arc second level, but there exists weak emission extending a few arc seconds inwards from the peak. A drastic change in mass loss properties, possibly combined with the effects of interacting winds, provides the most likely explanation to the origin of the shell.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: carbon - circumstellar matter - stars: individual: TT Cyg - stars: mass-loss - radio lines: molecular: circumstellar

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