The Erupting Wolf-Rayet Binary HD 5980 in the Small Magellanic Cloud: Spectral Transition From B1.5Ia+ to WN6 and the Accompanying Light Curve.

In this paper we analyze the high dispersion IUE spectra of the erupting Wolf-Rayet system HD 5980 obtained shortly after the maximum in the optical light curve and one year later. We show that the earliest spectrum has features which are characteristic of B1.5Ia(+) spectra. Subsequent spectra indic...

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Main Authors: Koenigsberger, Gloria., Shore, Steve., Guinan, Ed., Auer, Lawrence.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Published: 1996
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