Early-type Emission-line Stars

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


Wolf-Rayet (WR) stars owe its name to the discoverers, C. Wolf and G. Rayet. They are one of the most conspicuous stellar objects in spectral features, activities, and in the processes of stellar evolution. They are spectroscopically characterized by the following features.


Emission Line Spectral Type Stellar Wind Planetary Nebula Luminous Blue Variable 
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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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