Properties of the circumstellar dust in galactic FS CMa objects Proceedings Paper (Web of Science)


  • AbstractFS CMa objects are a group of hot stars that exhibit the B[e] phenomenon. The group was defined a few years ago on the basis of the formerly known unclassified B[e] stars and newly discovered objects. One of their main features is the presence of hot circumstellar dust whose properties were unknown. We present IR spectra of nearly 20 FS CMa objects obtained with the Spitzer Space Telescope. Dusty features, such as broad silicate bands in emission and narrow bands that are usually explained by PAHs, are detected. The IR fluxes are compared to those detected by IRAS and MSX. Main results of the data analysis are briefly discussed.


  • Miroshnichenko, Anatoly S.
  • Gray, Richard O.
  • Rudy, Richard J.
  • Lynch, David K.
  • Carciofi, Alex C.

publication date

  • 2010

number of pages

  • 1

start page

  • 412

end page

  • 413


  • 6


  • S272