TX Cam - Masers

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VLBA image of the star TX Cam, showing regions ("spots") of maser emission from Silicon Monoxide (SiO) molecules forming a shell around the star. Approximate size of the star is indicated by red circle (artifically added to image). The maser spots are where the SiO molecules are amplifying radio emission at a frequency of 43 GHz. In separate images made at different times, these maser spots are seen to move.

Investigator(s):  Athol Kemball and Philip Diamond

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Technical Data

    Telescope VLBA 
    Date of Observation 1994-12-01 
    Type of Observation Spectral Line Observations 
    Center of Image RA: 05:00:50.40, Dec: 56:10:53.00 (J2000)  
    Field of View 0.0000 x 0.0000 degrees  
    Technical Caption  

  • Astronomical database entries for TX CAM
    • Query SIMBAD for more TX CAM data

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