This program aims to use the recently-commissioned high-precision spectropolarimetry mode of RSS to probe the prodigious mass-loss from certain massive evolved stars known as Wolf-Rayet stars which are in binary systems. These objects are possible progenitors of Gamma-Ray Bursts, which are the most energetic explosions yet known, and can be seen across the entire known universe.
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RECENT OBSERVATIONS *
Chemically peculiar Am stars observed by TESS satellite
Surface Chemistry of Peculiar Hot Subdwarfs
Long term programme: searching for new chemically peculiar stars in the southern hemisphere
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