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2007A&A...468L...1S - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 468, L1-4 (2007/6-2)

Mapping the circumstellar SiO maser emission in R Leonis.


Abstract (from CDS):

The study of the innermost circumstellar layers around AGB stars is crucial for understanding how these envelopes are formed and evolve. The SiO maser emission occurs at a few stellar radii from the central star, providing direct information on the stellar pulsation and on the chemical and physical properties of these regions. Our data also shed light on several aspects of the SiO maser-pumping theory that are not yet well understood. We aim to determine the relative spatial distribution of the 43GHz and 86GHz SiO maser lines in the oxygen-rich evolved star R Leo. We imaged the 43GHz (28SiO v=1, 2 J=1-0 and 29SiO v=0 J=1-0) and 86GHz (28SiO v=1 J=2-1 and 29SiO v=0 J=2-1) masing regions with milliarcsecond resolution, by means of very long baseline interferometry. We confirm previous results obtained in other oxygen-rich envelopes. In particular, when comparing the 43GHz emitting regions, the 28SiO v=2 J=1-0 transition is produced in an inner layer, slightly closer to the central star than the v=1 J=1-0. On the other hand, the 86 GHz 28SiO v=1 J=2-1 line arises clearly in a farther shell. We have also mapped the 29SiO v=0 J=1-0 emission in R Leo for the first time. The already reported discrepancy between the observed distributions of the different maser lines and the theoretical predictions is also found in R Leo.

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Journal keyword(s): radio lines: stars - masers - techniques: interferometric - stars: circumstellar matter - stars: AGB and post-AGB

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Number of rows : 4

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
1 IRC +10011 OH* 01 06 25.9889735162 +12 35 52.890666456   20.7   18.26 14.01 M8 406 0
2 V* TX Cam Mi* 05 00 51.1569959503 +56 10 54.093107078       14.02   M9-9.5 334 0
3 V* R Leo Mi* 09 47 33.4839808805 +11 25 43.823283729 9.22 8.94 7.53 3.39 0.12 M7-9e 886 1
4 3C 273 BLL 12 29 06.6996828061 +02 03 08.598846466   13.05 14.830 14.11   ~ 5435 1

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