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Paper: HD 161796 (IRAS 17436+5003)
Volume: 313, Asymmetrical Planetary Nebulae III
Page: 69
Authors: Ueta, T.
Abstract: Past imaging observations of a post-AGB star, HD 161796, have probed different parts of its circumstellar shell which correspond to different epochs of the star's AGB mass loss history. While the overall structure of the shell can be described by an axisymmetric model consisting of three layers of characteristic structure, the mass distribution in the shell appears to rotate its axis of symmetry in a continuous manner. It is thus interesting to observe the halo region of the shell using from far-IR to sub-mm wavelengths and increase the "time resolution" during this critical epoch of the star's mass loss history.
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