Properties of Galactic B[e] supergiants. I. CI Camelopardalis

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Anatoly S. Miroshnichenko, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: We present a study of the high-resolution (R = 60 000) optical spectrum of the B[e] supergiant CI Cam obtained 4 years after its all-wavelength outburst. The profiles of most of the emission lines show a triple-peaked structure, an effect previously not observed. The Na i D-lines clearly have 2 interstellar absorption components, suggesting that the system is most probably located within the Perseus arm at a distance of <3 kpc. Uncertainties of the distance toward the object, its luminosity, and physical parameters of the circumstellar disk are discussed. Simple observational tests are suggested to clarify these issues.

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Astronomy and Astrophysics 390, 627-632
Language: English
Date: 2002
stars: emission-line, Be, stars: individual: CI Cam, techniques: spectroscopic

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