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

Emily D. Tenenbaum, Stefanie N. Milam, Aldo J. Apponi, Neville J. Woolf, Lucy M. Ziurys, Fredrik L. Schöier

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Abstract

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 NaCl and PO, and a relatively rich organic chemistry is observed. Results of the survey will be compared with carbon-rich stars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrganic Matter in Space
Pages171-172
Number of pages2
EditionS251
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 13 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS251
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

Keywords

  • Astrochemistry
  • Circumstellar matter
  • Stars: individual (VY Canis Majoris, IRC +10216)
  • Submillimeter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Tenenbaum, E. D., Milam, S. N., Apponi, A. J., Woolf, N. J., Ziurys, L. M., & Schöier, F. L. (2008). The 1 mm spectrum of VY Canis Majoris: Chemistry in an O-rich envelope. In Organic Matter in Space (S251 ed., pp. 171-172). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 4, No. S251). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921308021492