Luminosities and mass-loss rates of Local Group AGB stars and Red Supergiants

@article{Groenewegen2013LuminositiesAM,
  title={Luminosities and mass-loss rates of Local Group AGB stars and Red Supergiants},
  author={Martin A. T. Groenewegen and G. C. Sloan},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2013}
}
We aim to investigate mass loss and luminosity in a large sample of evolved stars in several Local Group galaxies with a variety of metalliticies and star-formation histories: the Small and Large Magellanic Cloud, and the Fornax, Carina, and Sculptor dwarf spheroidal galaxies. Dust radiative transfer models are presented for 225 carbon stars and 171 oxygen-rich evolved stars for which spectra from the Infrared Spectrograph on Spitzer are available. The spectra are complemented with available… 

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