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ISO observations of dust formation in Sakurai’s object - Monitoring the mass loss of a very late Helium flash star

Kerber, Florian; Blommaert, J.A.D.L; Groenewegen, M.A.T; Kimeswenger, S; Käufl, H.U; Asplund, Martin


We present ISOCAM observations of Sakurai's object (V4334 Sgr) covering the wavelength range of 4 to 15 mu m in seven filters. The photometry shows that in the period from February 1997 to February 1998 the flux over the whole wavelength range has increased by a factor of about ten. Combined with ground-based data we conclude that this increase is the result of mass loss from Sakurai's object and the formation of hot dust around it. Using a spherically symmetric dust radiative transfer model we...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article


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