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Institut de RadioAstronomie Millimétrique,
300 rue de la Piscine, F-38406 Saint Martin d'Hères Cedex, France
Abstract: The Plateau de Bure millimeter-wave interferometer has been used at
1.3mm wavelength to observe the prototype carbon-star IRC+10216 in the
continuum and in the v=1, J=13-11 transition of SiS at 234.8 GHz.
The 3mm continuum and the HCN transition were
simultaneously observed. The source of vibrationally excited SiS
appears resolved, and a source size of or cm
(10 stellar radii) is derived, in agreement with a crude model of
line formation (Fig. 3).
Figure 3: Left: SiS (v=1) line emission for IRC+10216: Real part of
visibility versus antenna spacing in m . Line channels between -32 and -22
kms have been averaged, and the continuum has been subtracted.
Right: Gaussian fit parameters to the SiS line emission, as a function
of velocity: Full width at half maximum and
line flux, as a function of LSR velocity. The continuous line shows the
line parameters predicted by the model.