The mass-loss rates of red supergiants and the de Jager prescription

  title={The mass-loss rates of red supergiants and the de Jager prescription},
  author={Nicolas Mauron and Eric Josselin},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Mass loss of red supergiants (RSG) is important for the evolution of massive stars, but is not fully explained. Several empirical prescriptions have been proposed, trying to express the mass-loss rate ( u M) as a function of fundamental stellar parameters (mass, luminosity, effective temperature). Our goal is to test whether the de Jager et al. (1988, A&AS, 72, 259) prescription, which is used in some stellar evolution models, is still valid in view of more recent mass-loss determinations. By… 

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