Kay Justtanont

Forskare at Space, Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasmaphysics, Galactic Astrophysics

Kay's research is centered on studying dust and gas around evolved late-type (so-called AGB) stars. Much of Kay's work involves modelling ground-based observations as well as data from various astronomical space missions. Kay is also interested in dust in star forming region and outflows from young stellar objects.Kay is currently working on the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) as Swedish PI. MIRI is one of the four instruments which will fly aboard the James Webb Space telescope (JWST) due to be launched in 2018.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2015–2016

From the beginning to the end of planetary systems: their birth, life and death

René Liseau Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics
Per Bjerkeli Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kay Justtanont Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics
Michael Olberg Onsala Space Observatory
Wouter Vlemmings Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics
Swedish National Space Board

2013–2016

Contribution to MIRI on JWST

Kay Justtanont Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics
Swedish National Space Board

2012–2014

Life cycle of dust and gas

Kay Justtanont Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics
Swedish National Space Board

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Publications

2017

ALMA Compact Array observations of the Fried Egg nebula: Evidence for large-scale asymmetric mass-loss from the yellow hypergiant IRAS 17163-3907

Sofia Wallström, E. Lagadec, Sebastien Muller et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 597
Journal article
2017

Probing the Dusty Stellar Populations of the Local Volume Galaxies with JWST/MIRI

O. C. Jones, M. Meixner, Kay Justtanont et al
Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 841 (1), p. Article Number: 15-
Journal article
2017

Probing the Dusty Stellar Populations of the Local Volume Galaxies with JWST/MIRI

O. C. Jones, M. Meixner, Kay Justtanont et al
Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 841 (1), p. Article Number: 15-
Journal article
2016

Herschel/HIFI observations of the circumstellar ammonia lines in IRC+10216

M. Schmidt, J. H. He, R. Szczerba et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 592
Journal article
2016

The ALMA detection of CO rotational line emission in AGB stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud

M. A. T. Groenewegen, Wouter Vlemmings, P. Marigo et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 596, p. 50-
Journal article
2016

On the Nature of the Enigmatic Object IRAS 19312+1950: A Rare Phase of Massive Star Formation?

M. A. Cordiner, A. Boogert, S.B. Charnley et al
Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 828 (1)
Journal article
2016

Sulphur molecules in the circumstellar envelopes of M-type AGB stars

Taissa Danilovich, Elvire De Beck, John H Black et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 588
Journal article
2016

The MIRI Medium Resolution Spectrometer calibration pipeline

A. Labiano, R. Azzollini, J. Bailey et al
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. 9910, p. 99102W-
Paper in proceedings
2016

A HIFI view on circumstellar H 2 O in M-type AGB stars: Radiative transfer, velocity profiles, and H 2 O line cooling

Matthias Maercker, Taissa Danilovich, Hans Olofsson et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 591, p. Art. no. A44-
Journal article
2015

Classifying the secondary component of the binary star W Aquilae

Taissa Danilovich, G. Olofsson, John H Black et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 574, p. Art- no. A23
Journal article
2015

The EChO science case

G. Tinetti, P. Drossart, P. Eccleston et al
Experimental Astronomy. Vol. 40 (2-3), p. 329-391
Journal article
2015

The Mid-Infrared Instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, III: MIRIM, The MIRI Imager

P. Bouchet, M. Garcia-Marin, P. O. Lagage et al
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Vol. 127 (953), p. 612-622
Journal article
2015

H2O Isotopologues in Extreme OH/IR Stars

Kay Justtanont, M. J. Barlow, Jadl Blommaert et al
Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series: Conference on Why Galaxies Care About AGB Stars III: A Closer Look in Space and Time, Vienna, Austria, JUL 28-AUG 01, 2014. Vol. 497, p. 85-89
Paper in proceedings
2015

The Mid-Infrared Instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, II: Design and Build

G. S. Wright, D. Wright, G. B. Goodson et al
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Vol. 127 (953), p. 595-611
Journal article
2015

New observations and models of circumstellar CO line emission of AGB stars in the Herschel SUCCESS programme

Taissa Danilovich, D. Teyssier, Kay Justtanont et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 581
Journal article
2015

The Mid-Infrared Instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, VI: The Medium Resolution Spectrometer

M. Wells, J. W. Pel, A. Glasse et al
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Vol. 127 (953), p. 646-664
Journal article
2015

The Mid-Infrared Instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope, I: Introduction

G. H. Rieke, G. S. Wright, T. Boker et al
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Vol. 127 (953), p. 584-594
Journal article
2015

Investigating the nature of the Fried Egg nebula: CO mm-line and optical spectroscopy of IRAS 17163–3907

Sofia Wallström, Sebastien Muller, E. Lagadec et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 574 (A139)
Journal article
2015

ALMA reveals sunburn: CO dissociation around AGB stars in the globular cluster 47 Tucanae

I. McDonald, A. Zijlstra, E. Lagadec et al
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 453 (4), p. 4324-4336
Journal article
2015

Detailed Modelling of the Circumstellar Envelope of the S-type AGB Star W Aquilae

Taissa Danilovich, Per Bergman, Kay Justtanont et al
Why Galaxies Care About AGB Stars III: A Closer Look in Space and Time, Conference on Why Galaxies Care About AGB Stars III: A Closer Look in Space and Time, Vienna JUL 28-AUG 01, 2014. Vol. 497, p. 219-220
Paper in proceedings
2015

ALMA observations of α Centauri. First detection of main-sequence stars at 3 mm wavelength

René Liseau, Wouter Vlemmings, A. Bayo et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 573, p. L4 (4 pages)-
Journal article
2014

Resolving the shocked gas in HH 54 with Herschel. CO line mapping at high spatial and spectral resolution

Per Bjerkeli, René Liseau, C. Brinch et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 571, p. A90-
Journal article
2014

The wind of W Hydrae as seen by Herschel I. The CO envelope

T. Khouri, A. de Koter, L. Decin et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 561, p. Article no. A5-
Journal article
2014

Detailed modelling of the circumstellar molecular line emission of the S-type AGB star W Aquilae

Taissa Danilovich, Per Bergman, Kay Justtanont et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 569, p. Art. no. A76-
Journal article
2014

The wind of W Hydrae as seen by Herschel II. The molecular envelope of W Hydrae

T. Khouri, A. de Koter, L. Decin et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 570, p. Art. no. A67-
Journal article
2013

HIFISTARS Herschel/HIFI observations of VY Canis Majoris. Molecular-line inventory of the envelope around the largest known star

J. Alcolea, V. Bujarrabal, P. Planesas et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 559, p. (article nr.) A93-
Journal article
2013

Characterizing Exoplanets in the Visible and Infrared: a Spectrometer Concept for the EChO Space Mission

A.M. Glausser, R. Van Boekel, O. Krauss et al
Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation. Vol. 2 (1350004), p. 1350004-1
Journal article
2013

OH/IR stars and their superwinds as observed by the Herschel Space Observatory

Kay Justtanont, D. Teyssier, M. J. Barlow et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 556
Journal article
2012

Herschel/HIFI observations of red supergiants and yellow hypergiants I. Molecular inventory

D. Teyssier, G. Quintana-Lacaci, A. P. Marston et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 545, p. A99 (article no.)-
Journal article
2012

Multi-line detection of O2 toward rho Ophiuchi A

René Liseau, P. F. Goldsmith, B. Larsson et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 541
Journal article
2012

Herschel/HIFI observations of O-rich AGB stars: molecular inventory

Kay Justtanont, T. Khouri, Matthias Maercker et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 537, p. Article Number: A144 -
Journal article
2012

Herschel/HIFI observations of molecular emission in protoplanetary nebulae and young planetary nebulae

V. Bujarrabal, J. Alcolea, R. Soria-Ruiz et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 537, p. Article Number: A8-
Journal article
2011

Herschel observations of the Herbig-Haro objects HH52-54

Per Bjerkeli, René Liseau, B. Nisini et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 533
Journal article
2011

The Widespread Occurrence of Water Vapor in the Circumstellar Envelopes of Carbon-Rich Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars: First Results From a Survey With Herschel/HIFI

D. A. Neufeld, E. Gonzalez-Alfonso, G. J. Melnick et al
Astrophysical Journal Letters. Vol. 727 (2)
Journal article
2011

A HIFI View of Circumstellar H2O Emission from the S-type AGB Star X Cyg

Matthias Maercker, Fredrik Schöier, Kay Justtanont et al
Proceedings from conference Why Galaxies Care about AGB stars II, in Vienna 16 - 20 August 2010; published in Astronomical Society of the Pacific conf series, vol 445. Vol. 445, p. 613-617
Conference contribution
2010

A HIFI preview of warm molecular gas around chi Cygni: first detection of H2O emission toward an S-type AGB star

Kay Justtanont, L. Decin, Fredrik Schöier et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 521 (1), p. Article Number: L6-
Journal article
2010

Polarisation observations of VY Canis Majoris H2O 532-441 620.701 GHz maser emission with HIFI

M. Harwit, M. Houde, P. Sonnentrucker et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 521 (1), p. Article Number: L51-
Journal article
2010

Discovery of water vapour in the carbon star V Cygni from observations with Herschel/HIFI

D. A. Neufeld, E. Gonzalez-Alfonso, G. J. Melnick et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 521 (1), p. Article Number: L5-
Journal article
2010

Water content and wind acceleration in the envelope around the oxygen-rich AGB star IK Tauri as seen by Herschel/HIFI

L. Decin, Kay Justtanont, Elvire De Beck et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 521 (1), p. Article Number: L4-
Journal article
2010

Herschel/HIFI deepens the circumstellar NH3 enigma

K. M. Menten, F. Wyrowski, J. Alcolea et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 521 (1), p. Article Number: L7-
Journal article
2010

O(18)O and C(18)O observations of rho Ophiuchi A

René Liseau, B. Larsson, Per Bergman et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 510 (1), p. A98 -
Journal article
2010

Herschel/HIFI observations of high-J CO transitions in the protoplanetary nebula CRL 618

V. Bujarrabal, J. Alcolea, R. Soria-Ruiz et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 521 (1), p. Article Number: L3-
Journal article
2010

The throughput and sensitivity of the JWST mid-infrared instrument

A. Glasse, E Bauwens, J. Bouwman et al
Journal of Logic and Computation. Vol. 7731
Conference contribution
2010

870 µm observations of evolved stars with LABOCA

D. Ladjal, Kay Justtanont, M. A. T. Groenewegen et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 513 (10), p. A53-
Journal article
2009

Circumstellar water vapour in M-type AGB-stars: constraints from H2O(110-101) lines obtained with Odin

Matthias Maercker, Fredrik Schöier, Hans Olofsson et al
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 494, p. 243-252
Journal article
2009

Oxygen in dense interstellar gas : the oxygen abundance of the star forming core ρ Ophiuchi A

René Liseau, Kay Justtanont
Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 499, p. 799-
Journal article
2008

Probing the Mass-Loss History of VY CMa

L. Decin, S. Hony, A. de Koter et al
Mass Loss from Stars and the Evolution of Stellar Clusters, Proceedings of conference in Lunteren May-June 2006, The Netherlands, eds. A. de Koter, L.J. Smith, L.B.F.M. Waters, ASP Conference Series, San Francisco. Vol. 388, p. 159-
Conference contribution
2008

Mapping the PAHs and H2 in ρ Oph A

Kay Justtanont, René Liseau, B. Larsson
in Proceedings of "Organic Matter in Space", Hong Kong Feb.18-22, 2008, IAU symposium 251, eds. S. Kwok, S. Sandfjord, Cambridge University Press, p. 227-228
Conference contribution
2007

Modelling of Circumstellar H2O Line Emission from M-type AGB Stars

Matthias Maercker, F.L. Schöier, Hans Olofsson et al
Proceedings of "Why galaxies care about AGB stars: their importance as actors and probes", eds. F. Kerschbaum, C. Charbonnel and R.F. Wing, Vienna, August 2006, ASP Conference Series. Vol. 378, p. 317-318
Conference contribution
2006

Observations of the Circumstellar Water 110-->101 and Ammonia 10-->00 Lines in IRC +10216 by the Odin Satellite

T.I. Hasegawa, S. Kwok, N. Koning et al
The Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 637, p. 791-797
Journal article
2005

W Hya through the Eye of Odin

Kay Justtanont, Per Bergman, B. Larsson et al
Astronomy & Astrophysics. Vol. 439, p. 627-633
Journal article
2005

Recent astroomy highlights from the Odin satellite

Åke Hjalmarson, Per Bergman, N. Biver et al
Advances in Space Research (a COSPAR publication). Vol. 36, p. 1031-1047
Journal article