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Title: A PILOT IMAGING LINE SURVEY OF RW LMi AND IK Tau USING THE EXPANDED VERY LARGE ARRAY

Abstract

We report on a pilot imaging line survey (36.0-37.0 GHz, with {approx}1 km s{sup -1} spectral channels) with the Expanded Very Large Array for two asymptotic giant branch stars, RW LMi (= CIT6, which has a carbon-rich circumstellar envelope, CSE) and IK Tau (=NML Tau, with an oxygen-rich CSE). Radio continuum emission consistent with photospheric emission was detected from both stars. From RW LMi we imaged the HC{sub 3}N (J = 4{yields}3) emission. The images show several partial rings of emission; these multiple shells trace the evolution of the CSE from 400 to 1200 years. SiS (J = 2{yields}1) emission was detected from both RW LMi and IK Tau. For both stars the SiS emission is centrally condensed with the peak line emission coincident with the stellar radio continuum emission. In addition, we have detected weak HC{sub 7}N (J = 32{yields}31) emission from RW LMi.

Authors:
; ;  [1]; ; ;  [2];  [3]
  1. National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States)
  2. Onsala Space Observatory, Department of Radio and Space Science, Chalmers University of Technology, 43992 Onsala (Sweden)
  3. Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21565471
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Astrophysical Journal Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 739; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/739/1/L5; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-8205
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; EMISSION; GIANT STARS; RADIOWAVE RADIATION; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; RADIATIONS; STARS

Citation Formats

Claussen, M. J., Sjouwerman, L. O., Rupen, M. P., Olofsson, H., Schoeier, F. L., Bergman, P., and Knapp, G. R. A PILOT IMAGING LINE SURVEY OF RW LMi AND IK Tau USING THE EXPANDED VERY LARGE ARRAY. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/739/1/L5.
Claussen, M. J., Sjouwerman, L. O., Rupen, M. P., Olofsson, H., Schoeier, F. L., Bergman, P., & Knapp, G. R. A PILOT IMAGING LINE SURVEY OF RW LMi AND IK Tau USING THE EXPANDED VERY LARGE ARRAY. United States. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/739/1/L5.
Claussen, M. J., Sjouwerman, L. O., Rupen, M. P., Olofsson, H., Schoeier, F. L., Bergman, P., and Knapp, G. R. Tue . "A PILOT IMAGING LINE SURVEY OF RW LMi AND IK Tau USING THE EXPANDED VERY LARGE ARRAY". United States. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/739/1/L5.
@article{osti_21565471,
title = {A PILOT IMAGING LINE SURVEY OF RW LMi AND IK Tau USING THE EXPANDED VERY LARGE ARRAY},
author = {Claussen, M. J. and Sjouwerman, L. O. and Rupen, M. P. and Olofsson, H. and Schoeier, F. L. and Bergman, P. and Knapp, G. R.},
abstractNote = {We report on a pilot imaging line survey (36.0-37.0 GHz, with {approx}1 km s{sup -1} spectral channels) with the Expanded Very Large Array for two asymptotic giant branch stars, RW LMi (= CIT6, which has a carbon-rich circumstellar envelope, CSE) and IK Tau (=NML Tau, with an oxygen-rich CSE). Radio continuum emission consistent with photospheric emission was detected from both stars. From RW LMi we imaged the HC{sub 3}N (J = 4{yields}3) emission. The images show several partial rings of emission; these multiple shells trace the evolution of the CSE from 400 to 1200 years. SiS (J = 2{yields}1) emission was detected from both RW LMi and IK Tau. For both stars the SiS emission is centrally condensed with the peak line emission coincident with the stellar radio continuum emission. In addition, we have detected weak HC{sub 7}N (J = 32{yields}31) emission from RW LMi.},
doi = {10.1088/2041-8205/739/1/L5},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal Letters},
issn = {2041-8205},
number = 1,
volume = 739,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}