Outflow from and asymmetries in the nebula around the LBV candidate Sk-69°279
Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik, Tiergartenstr. 15, 69121 Heidelberg, Germany
2 Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, 53121 Bonn, Germany
Corresponding author: K. Weis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 27 June 2002
We present and discuss new long-slit Echelle spectra of the LMC LBV candidate Sk-69°279 and put them in context with previous images and spectra. While at first glance it resembles a simple spherically expanding symmetric shell, we find a considerably more complex morphology and kinematics. The spectra indicate that morphologically identified deviations from sphericity are outflows of faster material out of the main body of Sk-69°279. The morphological as well as the kinematic similarity with other LBV nebulae makes it likely that Sk-69°279 is an LBV candidate and poses the question: in how far are outflows out of expanding LBV nebulae a general property of such nebulae – at least during some phases of their evolutions.
Key words: stars: evolution / stars: individual: Sk-69°279 / stars: mass-loss / ISM: bubbles / ISM: jets and outflows
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