Forbidden lines of [Fe II] and [N II] in P Cygni's envelope

  • Garik Israelian
  • Mart de Groot
III. Stellar Winds and Massive Stars
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 401)


From high-resolution spectra of the Luminous Blue Variable P Cygni we determine electron densities in those parts of its envelope where lines of [Fe II] and [N II] are formed. The results allow us to deduce certain properties of the star's envelope and stongly suggest that the ejection of matter from P Cygni occurs in randomly directed “blobs”.


Filling Factor Stellar Wind Velocity Unit Dense Shell Echelle Spectrograph 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Garik Israelian
    • 1
  • Mart de Groot
    • 2
  1. 1.Buyrakan ObservatoryArmenia
  2. 2.Armagh ObservatoryNorthern Ireland

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