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Paper: Infrared Survey of Pulsating Giant Stars in the Spiral Galaxy M 33: Dust Production, Star Formation History, and Galactic Structure
Volume: 445, Why Galaxies Care about AGB Stars II: Shining Examples and Common Inhabitants
Page: 497
Authors: Javadi, A.; van Loon, J. Th.; Mirtorabi, M. T.
Abstract: We introduce a near-IR monitoring campaign of the Local Group spiral galaxy M 33, carried out with the UK IR Telescope (UKIRT). The pulsating giant stars are identified and their distributions are used to derive the star formation rate as a function of age. We here present the star formation history for the central square kiloparsec. These stars are also important dust factories; we measure their dust production rates from a combination of our data with Spitzer Space Telescope mid-IR photometry.
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