The Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment identified over 1,800 carbon-rich Mira and semi-regular variables in the Small Magellanic Cloud. Multi-epoch infrared photometry reveals that the semi-regulars and Miras follow different sequences in color-color space when using colors sensitive to molecular absorption bands. The dustiest Miras have the strongest pulsation amplitudes and longest periods. Efforts to determine bolometric magnitudes reveal possible systematic errors with published bolometric corrections.
Why Galaxies Care about AGB Stars III: A Closer Look in Space and Time
- Pub Date:
- August 2015
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- 5 pages, 7 figures, contributed talk at "Why Galaxies Care About AGB Stars III", Vienna, July 2014, http://www.univie.ac.at/galagb/ Revised arXiv submission includes editorial corrections by R. Wing