Physics of Luminous Blue Variables [E-Book] : Proceedings of the 113th Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union, Held at Val Morin, Quebec Province, Canada, August 15–18, 1988 / edited by Kris Davidson, A. F. J. Moffat, H. J. G. L. M. Lamers.
Davidson, Kris, (editor)
Lamers, H. J. G. L. M., (editor) / Moffat, A. F. J., (editor)
Dordrecht : Springer, 1989
328 p. online resource.
Astrophysics and Space Science Library, A Series of Books on the Recent Developments of Space Science and of General Geophysics and Astrophysics Published in Connection with the Journal Space Science Reviews ; 157
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Table of Contents:
  • Section I: Main Papers, General Discussions, and Two Panel Discussions
  • A. General background
  • What are LBV’s? — Their characteristics and role in the upper H-R diagram
  • On the evolutionary status and instability mechanism of the Luminous Blue Variables
  • Evolutionary diagnostics of LBV spectra and systems in the LMC
  • The distribution of types of Luminous Blue Variables
  • Ages of Luminous Blue Variable candidates from their stellar and nebular environment
  • An ultraviolet view of the Luminous Blue Variables
  • Photometric variability of Luminous Blue Variables in quiescent state
  • Model atmospheres and quantitative spectroscopy of luminous blue stars
  • The H-R diagrams of the LMC and SMC
  • B. Quiescent vs. eruptive states, and related matters
  • ?Normal? LBV eruptions á la S Doradus
  • Plinian eruptions á la Eta Carinae
  • Changes in the atmospheric structure of LBV’s during eruptions
  • The B[e] stars
  • Modeling mass loss from B[e] stars
  • Luminous Blue Variables need not be blue
  • Mass ejections from the G-type hypergiant HR 8752
  • Mass loss from Luminous Blue Variables
  • C. Circumstellar ejecta and the possibility of bipolar or axial symmetry
  • Circumstellar ejecta around LBV?s
  • High-resolution coronographic imaging of AG Carinae
  • Infrared observations of circumstellar ejecta around Luminous Blue Variables 165
  • The formation of shells in the wind from P Cygni
  • Close binary models for Luminous Blue Variable stars
  • D.Physical mechanisms for eruptions, and connections with other stars
  • The role of radiation pressure in LBV atmospheres
  • The role of rotation in Luminous Blue Variables
  • Atmospheric dynamics of luminous stars
  • Theoretical relations between LBV?s and other stars
  • Observational connections between LBV?s and other stars, with emphasis on Wolf-Rayet stars
  • Panel discussion: The instability mechanism
  • Panel discussion: Observational connections and future observations
  • Section II: Poster Papers, A Brief List of Catalogs, and Index
  • P Cygni: The star that started it all
  • The wind of P Cygni
  • A source for mass-loss instabilities in LBV’s — the case of P Cygni
  • The ionization and thermal balance in P Cygni’s wind revisited
  • Variable flux of P Cygni in continuum and spectral lines
  • Optical and UV investigation of the envelope of AG Carinae
  • AG Carinae: Variability, extinction, distance and luminosity
  • The optical micro-variations of the S Dor-type stars AG Car and HR Car
  • On the periodicity of Hubble-Sandage objects in M31
  • Eta Carinae: UV constraints on possible models. The close binary hypothesis
  • High-resolution emission line profiles in blue luminous stars
  • Analysis of LBV circumstellar envelopes using Fe II lines
  • On the interpretation of emission wings of balmer lines in LBV’s
  • Atmospheric models for LBV’s at minimum and maximum states
  • Atmospheric parameters and accelerations in the outer parts of luminous hot stars
  • NLTE analysis of R84
  • Physics of instabilities in radiatively driven stellar winds
  • Far-infrared circumstellar debris shells: Clues to the evolution of massive stars?
  • High-dispersion spectroscopy of the B[e] supergiant S III
  • Slash stars: Two types, two scenarios?
  • Blobs in the winds of Wolf-Rayet stars
  • LSS4005 and NaSt 1, two Galactic Ofpe/WN or B[e] objects 301
  • Brief abstracts of additional poster papers.