Binaries Among Be Stars

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Anatoly S. Miroshnichenko, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Binarity as an explanation of some observed properties of Be stars, such as the fast rotation and the presence of circumstellar disks, was suggested nearly 40 years ago. Although not well accepted initially because of the lack of supporting data, this hypothesis gained solid grounds with the advent of high resolution spectroscopy. Many bright Be stars have been recognized as primary components of binary systems over the last two decades. I will review the current binary statistics among Be stars, discuss methods of detecting binaries, and briefly present recent results on newly found binary systems.

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ASP Conference Series, 506, 71
Language: English
Date: 2016
Astronomy, Binary stars, Be stars

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