Multiple Shells Around IRC+10216

VLT/FORS1 observations
  • Patrick de Laverny
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 283)


The shell-like dusty envelope of IRC+10216 has been observed in the visible band with the VLT/FORS1 instrument. The collected deep and high resolution images have allowed us to map simultaneously for the first time both the central (inner 10 arcsec) and the most external (up to 3 arcmin) regions of the envelope


AGB stars circumstellar envelopes IRC+10216 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick de Laverny
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  1. 1.Dpt. FresnelObservatoire de la Côte d’AzurNice cedex 4France

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