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1999A&A...341..579R - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 341, 579-586 (1999/1-2)

The nature of the circumstellar CO2 emission from M giants.


Abstract (from CDS):

The 13-16µm region observed by the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) of several ABG stars are discussed. We present and analyse spectra of seven M giants which show carbon dioxide features. To explain the features of the bands, we suggest they originate from two different circumstellar layers, one being a warm and high density layer close to the star, possibly making the 15µm band optically thick, and the other being a large, cold and optically thin layer extending far out in the wind. This could explain the difference in temperatures of the different bands found in the analysis of the spectra and the number of molecules needed for the emission. It is demonstrated that in spite of the bands probably not being formed in vibrational LTE, the temperatures can be estimated from the widths of the bands.

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Journal keyword(s): infrared: stars - stars: late-type - stars: circumstellar matter - stars: AGB and post-AGB

Simbad objects: 7

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