Far infrared circumstellar “Debris” shells of red supergiant stars

  • Robert E. Stencel
  • Joseph E. Pesce
  • Wendy Hagen Bauer
Exploiting the Infrared
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 291)


Examination of IRAS data on late type evolved stars suggests that there is yet another transition line, between chromospheres and dust, which lies above and to the right of corona-wind transitions in the HR Diagram. The IRAS 60 µm data also appears to indicate the existence of very cool material extending tens of thousands of stellar radii around red supergiant stars. These circumstellar debris shells may prove useful in the analysis of the history of mass loss in given objects and larger scale galactic trends, such as metallicity.


Source Extension Carbon Star Dust Shell Stellar Radius Debris Shell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Stencel
    • 1
  • Joseph E. Pesce
    • 1
  • Wendy Hagen Bauer
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Astrophysics and Space AstronomyUniversity of coloradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Whitin ObservatoryWellesly CollegeWellesley Mass.USA

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