High resolution radio images of the symbiotic system R aquarii

S. M. Dougherty*, M. F. Bode, H. M. Lloyd, R. J. Davis, S. P. Eyres

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We present MERLIN images of the symbiotic system R Aquarii obtained at 1.7 and 5 GHz. We identify the emission from the binary system and derive a mass loss rate for the Mira that is commensurate with that in typical Miras. We show that variations in the radio emission over the last decade are consistent with the jet model for the system originally presented by Solf (1992). In addition, we calculate the spectral index distribution and find that there is no evidence of non-thermal emission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-454
Number of pages2
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1995


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