Mid-infrared photometry of carbon stars and perspectives for surveys in the Magellanic Clouds from Dome-C

A preliminary analysis of the data from the MSX space infrared satellite, seems to confirm that the [8.8]-[12.5] micron color index is well correlated with the mass-loss rates in carbon stars of our Galaxy. The extension of this mid-infrared observation criterion to the Magellanic Clouds, with a sma...

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Main Authors: Stefano Ciprini, Maurizio Busso
Format: Book Part
Language:English
Published: 2003, MemSAIt-Suppl., vol.2, p. 233 2003
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Online Access:https://www.openaccessrepository.it/record/16766
https://doi.org/10.15161/oar.it/1446126848.58
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Summary:A preliminary analysis of the data from the MSX space infrared satellite, seems to confirm that the [8.8]-[12.5] micron color index is well correlated with the mass-loss rates in carbon stars of our Galaxy. The extension of this mid-infrared observation criterion to the Magellanic Clouds, with a small-size telescope, able to perform a continuous survey from Dome-C on the Antarctic Plateau, could be crucial to trace the local AGB population and evolution.