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2012ApJ...759...10G - Astrophys. J., 759, 10 (2012/November-1)

Discovery of new, dust-poor B[e] supergiants in the Small Magellanic Cloud.


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We present the discovery of three new B[e] supergiants (sgB[e] stars) in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). All three stars (R15, R38, and R48) were identified in the course of our Runaways and Isolated O Type Star Spectroscopic Survey of the SMC. The stars show optical spectra that closely resemble those of previously known B[e] stars, presenting numerous low-ionization forbidden and permitted emission lines such as [Fe II] and Fe II. Furthermore, our stars have luminosities of log (L/L) ≥ 4, demonstrating that they are supergiants. However, we find lower infrared excesses and weaker forbidden emission lines than for previously identified B[e] supergiants. Thus our stars appear either to have less material in their circumstellar disks than other sgB[e] stars, or the circumstellar material has lower dust content. We suggest that these may constitute a new subclass of dust-poor sgB[e] stars.

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Journal keyword(s): circumstellar matter - infrared: stars - Magellanic Clouds - stars: emission-line, Be - stars: evolution - stars: winds, outflows

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