B[e] Stars

Proceedings of the Paris Workshop held from 9–12 June, 1997

  • Anne Marie Hubert
  • Carlos Jaschek

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 233)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Current Definition of B[e] Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-15
    2. D. De Winter, M. E. Van Den Ancker, M. R. Pérez
      Pages 21-26
  3. Distances, Kinematics and Distribution of B[e] Stars in Our Galaxy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-42
    2. D. Briot, N. Robichon
      Pages 47-52
    3. M. Floquet, J. L. Halbwachs, A. M. Hubert
      Pages 53-54
    4. J. Zorec, A. Moujtahid, D. Ballereau, J. Chauville
      Pages 55-56
    5. A. Moujtahid, J. Zorec, A. M. Hubert
      Pages 57-59
  4. Spectroscopy of B[e] Stars

  5. Infrared Properties of B[e] Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-125
    2. F. X. De Araújo, D. F. Lopes, M. A. Machado
      Pages 127-129
    3. Alicia Cruzado, Adela E. Ringuelet, Héctor O. Di Rocco
      Pages 131-133
    4. Tatiana A. Shejkina, Anatoly S. Miroshnichenko
      Pages 135-136

About this book


The idea of having a meeting came to the Editors when working on several aspects of galactic Be and B[e] stars. They found that a general summary of the properties of B[e] stars was missing, so that the organiza­ tion of a first meeting on these objects appeared as very useful. B[e] stars have hydrogen line emission and forbidden [Fe 11] and [0 I] emission lines in their spectra; they are also characterized by a strong IR excess due to circumstellar dust. Having a large amount of extinction in the UV and the visual they have been less frequently observed than other emission line objects. Although about one hundred galactic objects have been classified as B[e], only fif­ teen or so have been studied in some detail. Besides this, the evolutionary status of these objects is rat her controversial, are they pre-main sequence or stars on the way to become nUclei of planetary nebulae? Other difficult problems appear when considering the relations of these stars with other similar groups, like Herbig AeBe stars, Be, luminous blue variables and the superluminous B[e] stars observed in the Magellanic Clouds. The conference seems timely since large surveys like DENIS and 2Mass, plus new space and new instruments for the micron, millimeter and cen­ timeter wavelength region will result in the discovery of more stars of this group.


Galaxy LOPES galaxies interferometry photometry spectroscopy stars

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Marie Hubert
    • 1
  • Carlos Jaschek
    • 2
  1. 1.Observatoire de Paris-MeudonFrance
  2. 2.Observatoire de StrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9014-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5080-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9014-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
  • About this book
Industry Sectors