Exploring the Mass-Loss History and the Dust Content in Circumstellar Nebulae Around Luminous Blue Variable Stars

C. Agliozzo

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Abstract

The physical mechanism responsible for high mass-loss in luminous blue variable stars (LBVs) is still poorly understood. The possibility that it is independent of metallicity is of paramount importance to LBVs in the metal-poor Universe. Our approach to investigate this possibility is to study LBVs in different environments and to use multiwavelength observations to resolve their nebulae. These contain the fingerprints of their mass-loss, as shown here by the galactic example G79.29+0.46. I also present our pilot study of objects in the Magellanic Clouds (MCs), where a paucity of data existed so far.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Physics of Evolved Stars
PublisherEDP Sciences
Pages269-273
Number of pages5
Volume71-72
ISBN (Electronic)9782759819072
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
EventPhysics of Evolved Stars Conference 2015 - Nice, France
Duration: 8 Jun 201512 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameEAS Publications Series
Volume71-72
ISSN (Print)16334760
ISSN (Electronic)16381963

Other

OtherPhysics of Evolved Stars Conference 2015
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityNice
Period8/06/1512/06/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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