Analyses of Wolf-Rayet Stars
Wolf-Rayet stars represent an important stage in the evolution of massive stars, but are only poorly understood so far. For a better knowledge one might determine their effective temperatures, luminosities and atmospheric compositions. But the emission-line dominated Wolf-Rayet spectra were not accessible to a quantitative analysis for a long time, because “standard” model calculations for static, plane-parallel stellar atmospheres are not adequate to that type of stars.
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