The 1 mm spectrum of VY Canis Majoris: Chemistry in an O-rich envelope
Conference contribution, 2008

We present preliminary results of an unbiased spectral survey at 1 mm of the oxygen-rich supergiant, VY CMa. A number of exotic molecules have been detected, including NaC1 and PO, and a relatively rich organic chemistry is observed. Results of the survey will be compared with carbon-rich stars.


E.D. Tenenbaum

S.N. Milam

A.J. Apponi

N.J. Woolf

L.M. Ziurys

Fredrik Schöier

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, National Facility for Radio Astronomy

in Proceedings of "Organic Matter in Space", Hong Kong Feb. 18-22, 2008, IAU symposium 251, eds. S. Kwok, S. Sandfjord, Cambridge University Press


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