Kinematics and Physics of Celestial Bodies

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 89–98

Identification of absorption lines of short half-life actinides in the spectrum of Przybylski’s star (HD 101065)


  • V. F. Gopka
    • Astronomical ObservatoryMechnikov Odessa National University
  • A. V. Yushchenko
    • Sejong University
  • V. A. Yushchenko
    • Astronomical ObservatoryMechnikov Odessa National University
  • I. V. Panov
    • Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • Ch. Kim
    • Chungbuk National University
Physics of Stars and Interstellar Medium

DOI: 10.3103/S0884591308020049

Cite this article as:
Gopka, V.F., Yushchenko, A.V., Yushchenko, V.A. et al. Kinemat. Phys. Celest. Bodies (2008) 24: 89. doi:10.3103/S0884591308020049


Absorption lines of some actinides, namely, actinium (Z = 89), protactinium (91), neptunium (93), plutonium (94), americium (95), curium (96), berkelium (97), californium (98), and einsteinium (99), were identified in the spectrum of one of the most peculiar main-sequence stars HD 101065 (Przybylski’s star). In the identification we used a high-resolution spectrum (R = 80 000) acquired at the 8.2-m ESO telescope.

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