EAS Publications Series
Volume 33, 20082nd ARENA Conference: The Astrophysical Science Cases at Dome C
|Page(s)||297 - 300|
|Published online||13 November 2008|
H. Zinnecker, N. Epchtein and H. Rauer (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 33 (2008) 297-300
Why observe AGB stars at mid-IR wavelengths from Dome C?
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Perugia, via A. Pascoli, 06123 Perugia, Italy
2 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università La Sapienza Roma, Roma, Italy
Near- and mid-IR photometry is fundamental in the study of the stellar evolution during the Asymptotic Giant Branch phase. We give here an overview of our studies on this topic that are performed in preparation of the IRAIT/Dome C campaign. We will present also a few cases of variable AGB stars for which Antarctic long time-series observations in mid-IR are important. Finally, we will show one of the first observations made by Small-IRAIT during this winterover.
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