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Double Stars, Physical Properties and Generic Relations

Proceeding of IAU Colloquium No. 80 held at Lembang, Java 3—7 June 1983

Editors: Hidayat, B., Kopal, Zdenek, Rahe, Jürgen H. (Eds.)

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The Bosscha Observatory in Lembang, Java, Indonesia, celebrated in 1983 its 60th anniversary. Since its foundation, the physical properties of binary systems have formed a major research topic of this observatory. Until 1970, the study of visual binaries and the determination of orbits received most emphasis. Since then, also the evolution of close binary systems, such as X-ray binaries, Wolf-Rayet binaries and binary pulsars, has been researched with priority in Lembang. It seemed thus appropriate that a Colloquium devoted to the study of binary systems be held in Lembang at the time of the Observatory's anniversary. In the Colloquium, the role of wide double (and multiple) systems received special emphasis - not only because of the long tradition of visual binary research at Lembang; but also because their role in documenting stellar evolution has been largely overlooked in recent decades, and needs to be brought into focus with the information forthcoming from close binaries. The Colloquium covered the physical properties of visual as well as close binary systems, and their generic relations, in the broadest possible sense. It was sponsored by the International Astronomical Union as IAU Colloquium No. 80 ('Double Stars, Physical Properties and Generic Relations'). After the official opening ceremony, the meeting started with a discussion on the future of astronomy in Asia. The scientific sessions began with the 'V. Bappu Memorial Lecture on the Evolution of Binary Systems', presented by Z. Kopal.

Table of contents (41 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hidayat, Bambang (et al.)

    Pages 1-1

  • Evolution of Binary Systems and Their Generic Relations

    Kopal, Zdeněk

    Pages 3-21

  • The Importance of Wide-System Studies for Stellar Evolution and Galactic Dynamics

    Dommanget, J.

    Pages 23-28

  • Duplicity on the Main Sequence

    Herczeg, T.

    Pages 29-39

  • Binary Statistics and Star Formation

    Zinnecker, Hans

    Pages 41-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Double Stars, Physical Properties and Generic Relations
Book Subtitle
Proceeding of IAU Colloquium No. 80 held at Lembang, Java 3—7 June 1983
Editors
  • B. Hidayat
  • Zdenek Kopal
  • Jürgen H. Rahe
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-6372-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-6372-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-1748-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-009-6374-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
416
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