Spitzer Spectroscopy of Dusty Disks around B[e] Hypergiants in the Large Magellanic Cloud

@article{Kastner2006SpitzerSO,
  title={Spitzer Spectroscopy of Dusty Disks around B[e] Hypergiants in the Large Magellanic Cloud},
  author={Joel H. Kastner and Catherine L. Buchanan and Benjamin A. Sargent and William J. Forrest},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={638}
}
We used the Spitzer Space Telescope Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) to obtain mid-infrared (5-35 μm) spectra of two highly luminous B[e] stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), R126 (HD 37974) and R66 (HD 268835). Both stars display flat spectra with silicate emission features; R66 displays, in addition, spectral evidence of crystalline grains and PAHs. Given the similarity of the IRS spectra of R126 and R66 to those of pre-main-sequence stars, we interpret these spectra as being due to thermal… 
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