Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 635A, 201-201 (2020/3-1)
Asymmetrical nebula of the M33 variable GR290 (WR/LBV).
MARYEVA O.V., KOENIGSBERGER G., KARPOV S.V., LOZINSKAYA T.A., EGOROV O.V., ROSSI C., CALABRESI M. and VIOTTI R.F.
Abstract (from CDS):
Context. GR 290 (M 33 V0532 = Romano's star) is a luminous M 33 object undergoing photometric variability typical for luminous blue variable stars. It lies inside the Wolf-Rayet region in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram and possesses a WN8-type spectrum at the light minima. Analysis of Gran Telescopio Canarias spectra obtained in 2016 led to the conclusion that it is surrounded by an unresolved HII region formed mostly of ejected material from the central star and revealed the presence of a second, more extended asymmetrical emission region. Aims. The aim of this paper is to further explore the structure of the nearby environment of GR 290. Methods. Long-slit spectra of GR 290 were obtained with three slit orientations in the visual and red spectral regions. The emission-line distribution for each slit was analyzed. Results. We confirm the presence of an asymmetric HII region that extends ∼50pc to the south; ∼30pc to the north, and southeast; ∼20pc to the east and northwest; and ∼10pc to the west. We also present the first spectrum to be acquired of a star belonging to the neighboring OB 88 association, J013501.87+304157.3, which we classify as a B-type supergiant with a possible binary companion.