B[e] Stars pp 253-258 | Cite as

Evolutionary Connections among Massive Stars — An Observer’s Perspective

  • Regina E. Schulte-Ladbeck
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 233)


B[e] supergiants are considered to be the evolutionary descendants of rapidly rotating massive stars. While B[e] supergiants populate a region of the HRD which overlaps with that of other massive stars, such as normal AB supergiants and Luminous Blue Variables (LBVs), it has yet to be established how they fit in with evolutionary scenarios for massive stars. I propose several observational tests.


Massive Star Surface Abundance Stellar Parameter Evolutionary Connection Luminous Blue Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Regina E. Schulte-Ladbeck
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  1. 1.Dept. of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghGermany

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