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2018MNRAS.480.1006L - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 480, 1006-1021 (2018/October-2)

The curious case of II Lup: a complex morphology revealed with SAM/NACO and ALMA.

LYKOU F., ZIJLSTRA A.A., KLUSKA J., LAGADEC E., TUTHILL P.G., AVISON A., NORRIS B.R.M. and PARKER Q.A.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present the first-ever images of the circumstellar environment of the carbon-rich asymptotic giant branch (AGB) star II Lup in the infrared and sub-mm wavelengths, and the discovery of the envelope's non-spherical morphology with the use of high angular resolution imaging techniques with the sparse aperture masking mode on NACO/Very Large Telescope (which enables diffraction-limited resolution from a single telescope) and with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). We have successfully recovered images in Ks (2.18 µm),L' (3.80 µm), and M' (4.78 µm) that revealed the non-spherical morphology of the circumstellar envelope around II Lup. The stellar surface of the AGB star is unresolved (i.e. <=30 mas in Ks), however, the detected structure extends up to 110 mas from the star in all filters. Clumps have been found in the Ks maps, while at lower emission levels a hook-like structure appears to extend counterclockwise from the south. At larger spatial scales, the circumstellar envelope extends up to approximately 23 arcsec, while its shape suggests a spiral at four different molecules, namely CO, SiO, CS, and HC3N, with an average arm spacing of 1.7 arcsec that would imply an orbital period of 128 yr for a distance of 590 pc.

Abstract Copyright: © 2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): instrumentation: high angular resolution - methods: observational - techniques: interferometric - stars: AGB and post-AGB - stars: imaging - stars: individual: II Lup

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