A Review of the R Aquarii System

  • A. G. Michalitsianos
  • M. Kafatos
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 145)


The spatially resolved nebula that characterizes the D-type symbiotic R Aquarii has afforded investigators a unique opportunity to probe the extended emission line regions. Its extensive and complex radio morphology, that includes SiO emission from the only symbiotic associated with maser emission, has provided important clues concerning the mass expulsion process in interacting binary radio stars. Infrared, radio, optical, UV and X-ray observations of the system are discussed in context with models which have been proposed to explain the appearance of the brilliant jet.


Radio Emission Accretion Disk Stellar Wind Balmer Line Radio Continuum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Michalitsianos
    • 1
  • M. Kafatos
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Astronomy and Solar PhysicsNASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

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