A Perspective on the Symbiotic Stars

  • David Allen
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 145)


I give a very brief summary of the state of our knowledge of the symbiotic stars, together with some of my hopes for how the field will develop.


Accretion Disk White Dwarf Main Sequence Star Cataclysmic Variable Luminosity Class 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Allen
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  1. 1.Anglo-Australian ObservatoryEppingAustralia

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