B[e] Stars / Edition 1

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These proceedings provide a broad overview of the research carried out to date on B-type stars with forbidden emission lines and dusty envelopes. These objects may represent an important transition stage in the evolution of many early-type stars, but they have been little studied until now. The book brings together the information available on the distribution, absolute magnitude, spectra in all wavelength ranges, photometric properties and variability of these objects. Also discussed are the different theoretical models proposed for explaining the amazing variety of phenomena observed.
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Looks at stars that have hydrogen line emission and forbidden [Fe II] and [O I] emission lines in their spectra, and are characterized by a strong excess of infrared due to circumstellar dust. About 100 galactic objects have been classified B[e] but only 15 or so have been studied in much detail. The 38 papers cover current definitions; distances, kinematics, and distribution in our galaxy; spectroscopy; infrared properties; photometry, polarimetry, and interferometry; models for the surrounding winds and disks; the evolutionary status of B[e] supergiants; and a revised classification scheme. Indexed by author and (celestial) object, but not subject. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792352082
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 9/30/1998
  • Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library Series, #233
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 289
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Group Photograph
List of Participants
Current Definition of B[e] Stars 1
Search for B[e] Stars in Young Open Clusters 21
Distances, Kinematics and Distribution of B[e] Stars in our Galaxy 27
Absolute Magnitudes for some B[e] Stars from Hipparcos 47
Tycho Photometry of some B[e] Stars 53
Fundamental Parameters of two B[e] Stars: HD 45677 and HD 50138 55
Ultraviolet Extinction of Circumstellar Dust in HD 45677 57
Spectroscopy of B[e] Stars 61
The Self Absorption Curve Method for the Analysis of Emission Lines of Complex Ions as a Diagnostic of the Structure of Stellar Envelopes 79
The High Excitation Fe II Lines as a Diagnostics of the Outer Envelopes of Early Type Emission Line Stars 85
Nitrogen V in the Wind of the Pre-Main Sequence Herbig Ae Star AB Aur 91
New Spectroscopic Results for the Galactic B[e]-Supergiant MWC 314 97
High-Resolution Spectroscopy of HD 45677 101
The Galactic B[e] Supergiant Candidate HD 87643 105
Rapid Spectral Variability and Spatial and Kinematical Structure of Circumstellar Envelopes of Some Ae/Be Stars 109
Infrared Properties of B[e] Stars 111
New Spectroscopic Data of Luminous Peculiar B-Type Stars 127
Dielectronic Recombination of Mg II. Influence in the Infrared Continuum of B[e] Stars 131
Spectroscopy and Photometry of B[e]-Star Candidates AS 78 and LS II +22[degree]8 135
Analysis of the Emission Line Spectrum of V 380 Ori and HD 45677 137
Long-Term Spectrophotometric Behaviour of B[e] Stars 141
Photometry, Polarimetry and Interferometry of B[e] Stars - Variability 145
Observations of Galactic B[e] Stars at the Tien-Shan Observatory 165
Polarimetric Variability of some Peculiar Ae/Be Stars 167
Polarimetry of Southern Peculiar Early-Type Stars 169
Sub-Milliarcsecond Structures in P Cyg 173
Models for the Winds and Disks around B[e] Stars 177
Wind-Compressed Disks and Dust Formation in B[e] Stars 189
Latitudinal Dependence of Radiatively Driven Mass Loss from Rapidly Rotating Hot-Stars 205
Mass Loss Rates from B[e] Stars 221
Infrared Emission from Dust around B[e] Stars 227
Axisymmetric Model Atmospheres of B[e] Stars 229
B[e] Supergiants: What is Their Evolutionary Status? 235
Evolutionary Connections among Massive Stars - An Observer's Perspective 253
The Nature of the Extreme Emission Line Star MWC 297 259
The Spectroscopic Variety of Different Categories of B-Emission Line Stars 263
EELOs: Can We Define a Galactic B[e] Group? 269
A Revised Classification Scheme for B[e] Stars 277
Author Index 283
Object Index 285
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