The Wind Acceleration Region of Betelgeuse: Resolved at Centimeter Wavelengths
Paper in proceedings, 2015

We present multi-epoch spatially resolved radio continuum observations of Betelgeuse (alpha Ori) at various combinations of wavelengths between 0.7 and 6.1 cm. We used the Very Large Array in the A configuration with the Pie Town antenna to spatially resolve its atmosphere at 0.7, 1.3, 2.0, and 6.1 cm at all epochs. Our findings are similar to those of Lim et al. (1998) in that Betelgeuse's opaque atmosphere extends from 2 to 612(star) between 0.7 and 6.1 cm with temperatures decreasing from similar to 3000 to 1800 K, respectively. We find no evidence of radio hotspots at any epochs even though we have sufficient spatial resolution and sensitivity at 0.7 and 1.3 cm to detect the hotspots recently reported with e-MERLIN at 5.2 cm.

Author

Eamon O Gorman

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics

G. M. Harper

A. Brown

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. 497 553-557

Subject Categories

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

ISBN

978-1-58381-879-4

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10/7/2017