Imaging “Pinwheel” nebulae with optical long-baseline interferometry

@article{Millour2010ImagingN,
  title={Imaging “Pinwheel” nebulae with optical long-baseline interferometry},
  author={F. Millour and Thomas Driebe and Jose H Groh and Olivier Chesneau and G. Weigelt and Adriane Liermann and Anthony Meilland},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  year={2010},
  volume={6},
  pages={408 - 409}
}
Abstract Dusty Wolf-Rayet stars are few but remarkable in terms of dust production rates (up to Ṁ = 10−6 M⊙/yr). Infrared excesses associated to mass-loss are found in the sub-types WC8 and WC9. Few WC9d stars are hosting a “pinwheel” nebula, indirect evidence of a companion star around the primary. While few other WC9d stars have a dust shell which has been barely resolved so far, the available angular resolution offered by single telescopes is insufficient to confirm if they also host… Expand

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