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Far-infrared excesses in classical Be stars

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anatoly S. Miroshnichenko, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: A sample of Be stars with large far-infrared excesses detected by IRAS is selected and their high-resolution IRAS images are examined. The far-infrared emission from most of them is marginally extended and is associated with the optical sources. Modeling of the stars' spectral energy distributions allows us to rule out the infrared cirrus nature of the excesses. We suggest that the excesses are more likely due to circumstellar dust, possibly formed early in the evolution of the star.

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Publication
Miroschnichenko, A.S. Bjorkman, K.S. 2000. ASP Conference Series, 214, 484-487. Far-infrared excesses in classical Be stars
Language: English
Date: 2000
Keywords
Be stars, Stars with warm dust, Far-infrared excesses