EAS Publications Series
Volume 25, 20071st ARENA Conference on "Large Astronomical Infrastructures at CONCORDIA, prospects and constraints for Antarctic Optical/IR Astronomy"
|Page(s)||119 - 124|
|Published online||23 May 2007|
N. Epchtein and M. Candidi (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 25 (2007) 119-124
Infrared Properties Of AGB Stars: from Existing Databases to Antarctic Surveys
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Perugia,
via A. Pascoli, 06123 Perugia, Italy
Corresponding author: email@example.com
We present here a study of the Infrared properties of Asymptotic Giant Branch stars (hereafter AGB) based on existing databases, mainly from space-borne experiments. Preliminary results about C and S stars are discussed, focusing on the topics for which future Infrared surveys from Antarctica will be crucial. This kind of surveys will help in making more quantitative our knowledge of the last evolutionary stages of low mass stars, especially for what concerns luminosities and mass loss.
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