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Observations of Bipolar Mass Flow from Symbiotic Stars

Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 145)

Abstract

Spectroscopic observations of high spatial and high spectral resolution indicate that mass flow from symbiotic stars generally exhibits a bipolar pattern. Besides the polar features moving at velocities up to several 100 km/s, equatorial structures of much lower expansion rate are present in some cases. Mostly, the high-velocity components appear to be highly collimated and hence can be considered as “jets”. The jets probably originate from an accretion disk within a binary star where mass from a late-type giant is accreted by a compact companion.

Keywords

Accretion Disk Binary Star High Spectral Resolution Symbiotic Star Collimation Angle 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Solf
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für AstronomieHeidelbergGermany

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