The Nature of Symbiotic Stars

Proceedings of IAU Colloquium No. 70 Held at the Observatoire De Haute Provence, 26–28 August, 1981

  • Michael Friedjung
  • Roberto Viotti
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 95)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jorge Sahade
      Pages 1-9
    3. A. A. Boyarchuk
      Pages 11-14
  3. New Observations of Symbiotic Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. David A. Allen
      Pages 27-42
    3. C. Eiroa, H. Hefele, Qian Zhong-yu
      Pages 43-45
    4. Y. Andrillat
      Pages 47-56
    5. Y. Andrillat, L. Houziaux
      Pages 57-60
    6. Nancy A. Oliversen, Christopher M. Anderson
      Pages 71-82
    7. H. Nussbaumer
      Pages 85-102
    8. Mark H. Slovak, David L. Lambert
      Pages 103-113
    9. David A. Allen
      Pages 115-116
    10. Christopher M. Anderson, Joseph P. Cassinelli, Nancy A. Oliversen, Roy V. Myers, W. T. Sanders
      Pages 117-121
  4. Discussion on Individual Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-124
    2. R. Viotti, A. Giangrande, O. Ricciardi, A. Cassatella
      Pages 125-130
    3. M. Hack, P. L. Selvelli
      Pages 131-136
    4. Drahomir Chochol, Ladislav Hric
      Pages 137-138
    5. V. Piirola
      Pages 139-140
    6. A. G. Michalitsianos, M. Kafatos, R. E. Stencel, A. A. Boyarchuk
      Pages 141-144
    7. G. B. Baratta, A. Altamore, A. Cassatella, M. Friedjung, D. Ponz, O. Ricciardi
      Pages 145-146
    8. J. Mikołajewska, M. Mikołajewski
      Pages 147-148
    9. Ch. Fehrenbach
      Pages 149-150
    10. N. A. Oliversen, C. M. Anderson, K. H. Nordsieck
      Pages 153-156
    11. A. Cassatella
      Pages 157-160
    12. G. Muratorio, M. Friedjung
      Pages 161-163
    13. T. Iijima
      Pages 169-171
    14. Y. Andrillat
      Pages 173-174
    15. Nancy A. Oliversen, Christopher M. Anderson
      Pages 177-181
    16. A. Altamore, G.B. Baratta, A. Cassatella, A. Giangrande, D. Ponz, O. Ricciardi et al.
      Pages 183-184
    17. Chang-Chun Huang
      Pages 185-189
    18. A. G. Michalitsianos, M. Kafatos
      Pages 191-194
    19. Michael Friedjung, Roberto Viotti
      Pages 201-202
    20. M. Kafatos, A. G. Michalitsianos
      Pages 203-206
    21. Patricia A. Whitelock, R. M. Catchpole
      Pages 207-208
    22. Ch. Kindl, H. Nussbaumer
      Pages 213-214
    23. Patricia A. Whitelock, R. M. Catchpole, M. W. Feast
      Pages 215-216
    24. D. Ponz, A. Cassatella, R. Viotti
      Pages 217-218
    25. M. F. McCarthy, B. M. Lasker, T. D. Kinman
      Pages 219-220
    26. T. S. Belyakina, R. E. Gershberg, Yu. S. Efimov, V. I. Krasnobabtsev, E. P. Pavlenko, P. P. Petrov et al.
      Pages 221-222
  5. Interpretation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. A. A. Boyarchuk
      Pages 225-230

About these proceedings


Many aspects of symbiotic stars have long puzzled astronomers. For instance while most students of the subject have considered them binary, many have at different times supported single star models. The nature of their outbursts is uncertain, while the dividing line between symbiotic stars and novae is unclear. In any case doubts can even be raised as to whether a class of "Symbiotic Stars" really exists. Much new data has been obtained in recent years, in particular from the study of radiation outside the visual region. Many symbiotic stars have been studied in the UV with IUE since 1978, while X-rays were det­ ected in a few cases with the Einstein satellite. There have been a num­ ber of infrared and radio studies, and the number of known symbiotic stars has also considerably increased. Furthermore theoretical ideas have in recent years been considerably enriched by concepts of stellar winds, and accretion phenomena in binaries including accretion disks. It was there­ fore extremely opportune and timely to hold the first international meet­ ing exclusively devoted to these stars, so as to consider the new results from such a wide range of observations in different spectral regions, and the conclusions which can be drawn for possible models as well as theories of the nature and structure of symbiotic stars. After a session devoted to new observations in different spectral regions, a session was spent considering some individual stars.


Variation observatory photometry star stars

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Friedjung
    • 1
  • Roberto Viotti
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut d’Astrophysique (CNRS)ParisFrance
  2. 2.Istituto Astrofisica Spaziale (CNR)FrascatiItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7836-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7834-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
  • Buy this book on publisher's site