B[e] Stars

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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 ...

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Overview

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: 9789048150809
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/6/2010
  • Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library Series, #233
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 289
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Current Definition of B[e] Stars; F.-J. Zickgraf. 2. Distances, Kinematics and Distribution of B[e] Stars in Our Galaxy; J. Zorec. 3. Spectroscopy of B[e] Stars; C. Jaschek. 4. Infrared Properties of B[e] Stars; L.B.F.M. Waters, et al. 5. Photometry, Polarimetry and Interferometry of B[e] Stars - Variability; A.S. Miroshnichenko. 6. Models for the Winds and Disks around B[e] Stars; J.P. Cassinelli. 7. B[e] Supergiants: What is Their Evolutionary Status? N. Langer, A. Heger. 8. A Revised Classification Scheme for B[e] Stars; H.J.G.L.M. Lamers, et al. Author Index. Objects Index.

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