• Tomokazu Kogure
  • Kam-Ching Leung
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 342)


Stars having remarkable emission lines in the optical spectra are called emission-line stars and widely distributed on the Hertzsprung-Russell (HR) diagram including various stellar types:
  1. (1)

    Early type stars—Wolf-Rayet (WR) stars, Of, Oe/Be/Ae stars, Luminous Blue Variables (LBV).

  2. (2)

    Late type stars—dMe stars, flare stars, red giants, Mira variables.

  3. (3)

    Close binaries—Algol stars, cataclysmic variables (CV), symbiotic stars.

  4. (4)

    Pre-main sequence stars—Herbig Be/Ae stars, T Tauri stars.



Emission Line Planetary Nebula Stellar Atmosphere Bright Line Tauri Star 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomokazu Kogure
    • 1
  • Kam-Ching Leung
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Kyoto UniversityYawata, KyotoJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Astronomy and AstrophysicsAcademia SinicaTaiwan, China
  3. 3.Department of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA
  4. 4.Brace LaboratoryUSA

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