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2008MNRAS.383..399L - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 383, 399-410 (2008/January-1)

Dust mass-loss rates from asymptotic giant branch stars in the Fornax and Sagittarius dwarf spheroidal galaxies.


Abstract (from CDS):

To study the effect of metallicity on the mass-loss rate of asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars, we have conducted mid-infrared photometric measurements of such stars in the Sagittarius and Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxies with the 10-µm camera VISIR at the Very Large Telescope. We derive mass-loss rates for 29 AGB stars in Sgr dSph and two in Fornax. The dust mass-loss rates are estimated from the K - [9] and K - [11] colours. Radiative transfer models are used to check the consistency of the method. Published IRAS and Spitzer data confirm that the same tight correlation between K - [12] colour and dust mass-loss rates is observed for AGB stars from galaxies with different metallicities, i.e., the Galaxy, the Large Magellanic Clouds and the Small Magellanic Clouds.

The derived dust mass-loss rates are in the range 5x10–10 to 3x10–8M/yr for the observed AGB stars in Sgr dSph and around 5x10–9M/yr for those in Fornax; while values obtained with the two different methods are of the same order of magnitude. The mass-loss rates for these stars are higher than the nuclear burning rates, so they will terminate their AGB phase by the depletion of their stellar mantles before their core can grow significantly. Some observed stars have lower mass-loss rates than the minimum value predicted by theoretical models.

Abstract Copyright: 2007 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2007 RAS

Journal keyword(s): circumstellar matter - infrared: stars

Nomenclature: Table 1: [LZM2008] SgrNN (Nos 1-29), [LZM2008] ForN (Nos 1-2), [LZM2008] HaloN (No. 1).

Simbad objects: 44

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