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Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Physics of Luminous Blue Variables

Proceedings of the 113th Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union, Held at Val Morin, Quebec Province, Canada, August 15–18, 1988

Editors: Davidson, Kris, Moffat, Anthony F.J., Lamers, Hermanus (Eds.)

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A strange field of speculation is opened by this phenomenon ... here we have a star fitfully variable to an astonishing extent. and whose fluctuations are spread over centuries. apparently in no settled period. and with no regularity of progression. What origin can we ascribe to these sudden flashes and relapses? What conclusions are we to draw as to the comfort or habitability of a system depending for its supply of light and heat on so uncertain a source? -- J. F. W. Herschel! We can imagine, at least, that the study of Luminous Blue Variable stars began as the official court astrophysicists of Eridu speculated about a new 5000 years ago first-magnitude star which persisted in their southern sky for several years.2 After that the topic languished for a while, but now it has been renewed following recent observations by Blaeu (P Cygni, c.1600) and Herschel (1] Argus, c.1840) ... -- More soberly, it is only within the past few years that we have begun to understand LBV's and to recognize their coherence as a class. Thus only a minority of astronomers are familiar yet with this relatively new topic, whose potential impli­ cations are of great interest (see below). One purpose of this book, we hope, will be to provide an accessible overview of the subject for interested astronomers and astrophysicists in general.

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`This, then, is the first thorough, wide-ranging discussion of a group of stars which appears to be central to an understanding of evolution in the upper HR diagram. What's more, it's the best presented conference book I have ever seen since `camera-ready' became compulsory. Highly recommended.'
The Observatory 111:1100, February 1991

Table of contents (51 chapters)

Table of contents (51 chapters)
  • What are LBV’s? — Their Characteristics and Role in the Upper H-R Diagram

    Pages 3-14

    Humphreys, Roberta M.

  • On the Evolutionary Status and Instability Mechanism of the Luminous Blue Variables (LBV)

    Pages 15-26

    Maeder, André

  • Evolutionary Diagnostics of LBV Spectra and Systems in the LMC

    Pages 27-34

    Walborn, Nolan R.

  • The Distribution of Types of Liminous Blue Variables

    Pages 35-44

    Bohannan, Bruce

  • Age of Luminous Blue Variable Candidates from their Stellar and Nebular Environment

    Pages 45-50

    Lortet, M.-C.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physics of Luminous Blue Variables
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 113th Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union, Held at Val Morin, Quebec Province, Canada, August 15–18, 1988
Editors
  • Kris Davidson
  • Anthony F.J. Moffat
  • Hermanus Lamers
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
157
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1031-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1031-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0443-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6955-7
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
328
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