B[e] Stars

Proceedings of the Paris Workshop held from 9–12 June, 1997

  • Anne Marie Hubert
  • Carlos Jaschek

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 233)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Current Definition of B[e] Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-15
    2. D. De Winter, M. E. Van Den Ancker, M. R. Pérez
      Pages 21-26
  3. Distances, Kinematics and Distribution of B[e] Stars in Our Galaxy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-42
    2. D. Briot, N. Robichon
      Pages 47-52
    3. M. Floquet, J. L. Halbwachs, A. M. Hubert
      Pages 53-54
    4. J. Zorec, A. Moujtahid, D. Ballereau, J. Chauville
      Pages 55-56
    5. A. Moujtahid, J. Zorec, A. M. Hubert
      Pages 57-59
  4. Spectroscopy of B[e] Stars

  5. Infrared Properties of B[e] Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-125
    2. F. X. De Araújo, D. F. Lopes, M. A. Machado
      Pages 127-129
    3. Alicia Cruzado, Adela E. Ringuelet, Héctor O. Di Rocco
      Pages 131-133
    4. Tatiana A. Shejkina, Anatoly S. Miroshnichenko
      Pages 135-136
    5. G. Muratorio, C. Rossi, M. Friedjung, R. Viotti
      Pages 137-139
    6. A. Moujtahid, J. Zorec, A. M. Hubert
      Pages 141-143
  6. Photometry, Polarimetry, and Interferometry of B[e] Stars. Variability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-161
    2. Kenesken S. Kuratov, Anatoly S. Miroshnichenko, Yuri K. Bergner
      Pages 165-166
    3. R. V. Yudin, A. Evans
      Pages 169-171
    4. F. Vakili, P. Berio, D. Bonneau, O. Chesneau, D. Mourard, P. Stee et al.
      Pages 173-176
  7. Models for the Winds and Disks around B[e] Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-186
    2. S. P. Owocki, S. R. Cranmer, K. G. Gayley
      Pages 205-220
    3. J. A. De Freitas Pacheco
      Pages 221-225
    4. Ivezić Željko, Anatoly S. Miroshnichenko, Elitzur Moshe
      Pages 227-228
  8. B[e] Supergiants: What is Their Evolutionary Status?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-250
    2. René D. Oudmaijer, Janet E. Drew, Graeme Busfield
      Pages 259-262
    3. R. Viotti, G. Muratorio, V. F. Polcaro, C. Rossi, M. Villada
      Pages 263-267
    4. D. De Winter, M. R. Pérez
      Pages 269-276
  9. A Revised Classification Scheme for B[e] Stars

    1. Henny J. G. L. M. Lamers, Franz-Josef Zickgraf, Dolf De Winter, Leo Houziaux, Janez Zorec
      Pages 277-281
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 283-289

About this book


The idea of having a meeting came to the Editors when working on several aspects of galactic Be and B[e] stars. They found that a general summary of the properties of B[e] stars was missing, so that the organiza­ tion of a first meeting on these objects appeared as very useful. B[e] stars have hydrogen line emission and forbidden [Fe 11] and [0 I] emission lines in their spectra; they are also characterized by a strong IR excess due to circumstellar dust. Having a large amount of extinction in the UV and the visual they have been less frequently observed than other emission line objects. Although about one hundred galactic objects have been classified as B[e], only fif­ teen or so have been studied in some detail. Besides this, the evolutionary status of these objects is rat her controversial, are they pre-main sequence or stars on the way to become nUclei of planetary nebulae? Other difficult problems appear when considering the relations of these stars with other similar groups, like Herbig AeBe stars, Be, luminous blue variables and the superluminous B[e] stars observed in the Magellanic Clouds. The conference seems timely since large surveys like DENIS and 2Mass, plus new space and new instruments for the micron, millimeter and cen­ timeter wavelength region will result in the discovery of more stars of this group.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Marie Hubert
    • 1
  • Carlos Jaschek
    • 2
  1. 1.Observatoire de Paris-MeudonFrance
  2. 2.Observatoire de StrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5080-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9014-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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