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2005AJ....129.2836C - Astron. J., 129, 2836-2848 (2005/June-0)

Far-infrared and millimeter continuum studies of K giants: α Bootis and α Tauri.

COHEN M., CARBON D.F., WELCH W.J., LIM T., SCHULZ B., McMURRY A.D., FORSTER J.R. and GOORVITCH D.

Abstract (from CDS):

We have imaged two normal, noncoronal, infrared-bright K giants, α Tau and α Boo, in the 1.4 and 2.8 mm continua using BIMA. These stars have been used as important absolute calibrators for several infrared satellites. Our goals are (1) to establish whether these stars radiate as simple photospheres or possess long-wavelength chromospheres and (2) to make a connection between millimeter-wave and far-infrared (FIR) absolute flux calibrations. To accomplish these goals we also present Infrared Space Observatory Long Wavelength Spectrometer measurements of both these K giants. The FIR and millimeter continuum radiation is produced in the vicinity of the temperature minimum in α Tau and α Boo. We find that current photospheric models predict fluxes in reasonable agreement with those observed for wavelengths that sample the upper photosphere, namely, ≤125 µm in α Tau and α Boo. We clearly detect chromospheric radiation from both stars by 2.8 mm (1.4 mm in the case of α Boo). Only additional observations can determine precisely where beyond 125 µm the purely radiative models fail. Until then, purely radiative models for these stars can only be used with confidence for calibration purposes below 125 µm.

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Journal keyword(s): Infrared: Stars - Stars: Atmospheres - Stars: Chromospheres - Stars: Individual: Constellation Name: α Tauri - Stars: Individual: Constellation Name: α Bootis

CDS comments: Table 1 : ref. objects with format HHMM+DDd are JHHMM+DDd

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