IRAS and cool stellar mass loss

  • C. J. Skinner
  • B. Whitmore
Exploiting the Infrared
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 291)


We show that the band strength of the 9.7μm silicate dust feature is well correlated with the CO and OH-maser line strengths, and so provides a reliable measure of mass-loss rates for cool, luminous, Oxygen-rich stars. Correlations are presented between mass-loss rates and various physical properties of the M-Supergiants in the IRAS LRS Catalogue.


Dust Shell Queen Mary College Circumstellar Dust Band Strength Stellar Pulsation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Skinner
    • 1
  • B. Whitmore
    • 2
  1. 1.University College LondonUK
  2. 2.Queen Mary CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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