Post-AGB Objects as a Phase of Stellar Evolution

Proceedings of the Toruń Workshop held July 5–7, 2000

  • Ryszard Szczerba
  • Sławomir K. Górny

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 265)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introductory Review

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Surveys and Observational Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. R. Szczerba, S. K. Górny, M. Zalfresso-Jundziłło
      Pages 13-20
    3. Arturo Manchado, Olga Suárez, Pedro García-Lario, Minia Manteiga, Stuart R. Pottasch
      Pages 21-27
    4. M. Parthasarathy, G. Gauba, T. Fujii, Y. Nakada
      Pages 29-40
    5. Griet C. Van de Steene, Peter A. M. van Hoof, Peter R. Wood
      Pages 41-44
    6. Takahiro Fujii, Yoshikazu Nakada, M. Parthasarathy
      Pages 45-48
    7. F. Jiménez-Esteban, D. Engels, P. García-Lario
      Pages 49-52
    8. Toshiya Ueta, Margaret Meixner
      Pages 65-70
    9. P. R. Wood, M. Cohen
      Pages 71-76
    10. Howard E. Bond, David R. Alves
      Pages 77-82
  4. Stellar Evolution and Winds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Detlef Schönberner, Matthias Steffen
      Pages 85-92
    3. Jan Martin Winters, Thibaut Le Bertre
      Pages 93-100
    4. A. Lèbre, A. Fokin, D. Barthès, D. Gillet, N. Mauron
      Pages 105-110
    5. Takahiro Fujii, Yoshikazu Nakada, M. Parthasarathy
      Pages 111-114
    6. Sun Kwok, Kate Y. L. Su, J. A. Stoesz
      Pages 115-120
    7. Yvonne Simis, Vincent Icke, Carsten Dominik
      Pages 121-126
    8. David González Delgado, Hans Olofsson
      Pages 127-130
    9. Matthias Steffen, Detlef Schönberner
      Pages 131-138
    10. R. Tylenda, K. Jeske, R. Szczerba, N. Siódmiak
      Pages 139-146
    11. Eva Villaver, Arturo Manchado, Guillermo García-Segura
      Pages 147-152
    12. D. R. Gonçalves, R. L. M. Corradi, E. Villaver, A. Mampaso, M. Perinotto
      Pages 153-156
    13. Albert A. Zijlstra
      Pages 157-161
    14. Krzysztof Gesicki, Agnes Acker
      Pages 163-166
    15. Krzysztof Gesicki, Albert A. Zijlstra
      Pages 167-170
  5. Binarity and Onset of Asymmetrical Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Adam Frankowski
      Pages 173-180
    3. Noam Soker
      Pages 181-188
    4. Albert A. Zijlstra
      Pages 189-196
    5. Bruce J. Hrivnak, Sun Kwok, Kate Y. L. Su
      Pages 197-204
    6. Artur J. Gawryszczak, Joanna Mikołajewska, Michal Rózyczka
      Pages 205-208
    7. Angels Riera, Pedro García-Lario, Arturo Manchado, Matthew Bobrowsky
      Pages 209-214
    8. E. Josselin, N. Mauron, P. Planesas, R. Bachiller
      Pages 215-219
    9. Romano L. M. Corradi
      Pages 221-226
    10. Joanna Mikołajewska, E. Brandi, L. G. García, O. E. Ferrer, P. A. Whitelock, F. Marang
      Pages 227-233
  6. Evolution, Spectroscopy and Chemical Composition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. T. Blöcker, R. Osterbart, G. Weigelt, Y. Balega, A. Men’shchikov
      Pages 241-248
    3. V. G. Klochkova, V. E. Panchuk, R. Szczerba
      Pages 265-270
    4. M. R. Schmidt
      Pages 271-276
    5. Ralf Napiwotzki, Markus Herrmann, Ulrich Heber, Martin Altmann
      Pages 277-282
    6. Maarten Reyniers, Hans van Winckel
      Pages 283-288
    7. Laimons Začs, Andrejs Alksnis, Raivis Spēlmanis
      Pages 289-294

About this book


The term proto-planetary nebulae (PPNe) in the context of the late stages of stellar evolution was created only slightly more than 20 years ago to express the belief that in the near future these objects will become planetary nebulae (PNe). The first proto-planetary nebulae (called also post-Asymptotic Giant Branch, or shortly post-AGB objects) AFGL 2688 and AFGL 618 were discovered in mid­ seventies in course of the Air Force Sky Survey. Investigation of this phase of stellar evolution developed very rapidly in 1980's after the IRAS mission when it became clear that proto-planetary nebulae emit a significant part of their energy in the mid-and far-infrared. Hundreds of new candidates have been proposed but the recognition of the real proto-planetary nebulae is not a simple task and needs a substantial effort to exclude cases that represent different evolutionary stages. High resolution spectroscopy of stellar atmospheres is of much importance in this respect. Surprisingly, only a small group of central stars, the so called 21 11m emitters, show chemical signatures of the 3 rd dredge­ up process. Very recently, a more detailed studies of mid-infrared spectra from the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) allow for a better understanding of chemical composition and evolution of circumstellar material around these stars. A new impetus in the field of proto-planetary nebulae research was started in the 1990's with high spatial resolution imaging in mid-infrared and optical wavelength ranges.


photometry planet smoothed-particle hydrodynamics (SPH) spectroscopy stars stellar stellar evolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Ryszard Szczerba
    • 1
  • Sławomir K. Górny
    • 1
  1. 1.Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical CenterToruńPoland

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5758-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9688-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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