Astrophys. J., 633, 282-294 (2005/November-1)
BIMA array observations of the highly unusual SiO maser source with a bipolar nebulosity IRAS 19312+1950.
NAKASHIMA J.-I. and DEGUCHI S.
Abstract (from CDS):
We report the results of mapping observations of the bipolar nebula with SiO maser emission, IRAS 19312+1950, in the CO (J=1-0 and 2-1), 13CO (J=1-0 and 2-1), C18O (J=1-0), CS (J=2-1), SO (JK=32-21), and HCO+ (J=3-2) lines with the Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland Association array. The evolutional status of this source has been evoking a controversy since its discovery, although SiO maser sources are usually identified as late-type stars with active mass loss. In line profiles, two kinematical components are found, as reported in previous single-dish observations: a broad pedestal component and a narrow component. Spatiokinetic properties of a broad-component region traced by 12CO lines are roughly explained by a simple spherical outflow model with an expanding velocity typical of an AGB star, although some properties of the broad-component region still conflict with properties of a typical AGB spherical outflow. A narrow-component region apparently exhibits a bipolar flow. The angular size of the narrow-component region is spatially larger than that of the broad-component region. The intensity distribution of the CS emission avoids the central region of the source, and that of the SO broad-component emission exhibits a small feature peaked exactly at the mapping center. According to the present results, if the broad component really originates in a spherical outflow, an oxygen-rich evolved stellar object seems to be a natural interpretation for the central star of IRAS 19312+1950.
Stars: Circumstellar Matter - ISM: Jets and Outflows - Masers - Stars: Imaging - Stars: Individual: Alphanumeric: IRAS 19312+1950 - Stars: Winds, Outflows
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