We present the essential results pointed out in a recently published paper, Kim et al. 2015, Astrophys. J., 814, 61. The carbon star CIT 6 reveals evidences for a binary in a high-resolution CO line emission map of its circumstellar envelope taken with the Submillimeter Array. The morphology of the outflow described by the spiral-shell pattern, bipolar (or possibly multipolar) outflow, one-sided interarm gaps, and double spiral feature point to a plausible scenario that CIT 6 is a binary system in an eccentric orbit with the mass losing star evolving from the AGB.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|State||Published - Aug 8 2016|
|Event||11th Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics: Physics and Chemistry of the Late Stages of Stellar Evolution - Hong Kong, China|
Duration: Dec 14 2015 → Dec 17 2015
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)