Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 124, Issue 2, pp 389–396 | Cite as

Mass loss from Wolf-Rayet stars

  • Mahendra Singh
  • U. S. Chaubey


The observed times of minimum light derived from the photometry of the Wolf-Rayet eclipsing binary stars CQ Cep and V444 Cyg are used to estimate the mass-loss rate of the Wolf-Rayet components in several modes of mass-loss and mass-exchange.


Mass Loss Binary Star Minimum Light 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahendra Singh
    • 1
  • U. S. Chaubey
    • 1
  1. 1.Uttar Pradesh State ObservatoryNaini TalIndia

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