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1999A&A...341L..67V - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 341, L67-70 (1999/1-3)

Dust in R71: first detection of crystalline silicates in the LMC.

VOORS R.H.M., WATERS L.B.F.M., MORRIS P.W., TRAMS N.R., DE KOTER A. and BOUWMAN J.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present infrared spectroscopy taken with the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) of the Luminous Blue Variable (LBV) R71 in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The spectrum shows clear evidence for the presence of crystalline olivine at 23.5µm. This is the first detection of circumstellar crystalline silicates outside our galaxy. In addition, we identify emission at 6.2, 7.7 and possibly 8.6µm from C-rich small grains (PAHs). The presence of C-rich grains is not expected in an environment where C/O is less than 1. We fit the dust spectrum using a radiative transfer model and find a dust mass of 0.02M. R71 was probably a Red Supergiant when it produced the dust shell and had a time-averaged mass loss rate of the order of 7x10–4M/yr for a gas/dust ratio of 100.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: circumstellar matter - stars: evolution - stars: individual: R71 - stars: mass-loss - infrared: stars

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