On the outburst of symbiotic stars

  • H. Nussbaumer
  • M. Vogel
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 145)


The most commonly advocated models for explaining the outburst of symbiotic systems are thermonuclear runaways, modulated mass accretion through a disc, or accretion disc instabilities. We show that the onset of a strong stellar wind on the cool component can also produce the observed increase in luminosity.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Nussbaumer
    • 1
  • M. Vogel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of AstronomyETH ZentrumZürichSwitzerland

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