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Correlation of the Relative SiO Maser Distributions with the Stellar Light Curves

Authors: M. Oyadomari, H. Imai, T. Nagayama, T. Oyama, N. Matsumoto, Y. Tamura, J. Nakashima, S.-H. Cho

Journal: Transactions of IAA RAS vol. 41

Pages: 95 - 98

Year: 2017

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Keywords: AGB stars, SiO masers

We carried out VLBI observations of SiO v = 2 and v = 3 J = 1 → 0 masers towards 12 long-period variables (LPVs) using four telescopes of the VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry (VERA) combined with the Nobeyama 45 m telescope. We found some correlation of the relative maser distributions with the stellar light curves. The location of the v = 2 masers coincide with the v = 3 masers region at pulsation phase ϕ = 0.0 − 0.2.