Large Scale Simulation of a Cooled, Pulsed Jet in Symbiotic Stars

  • Matthias Stute
  • Max Camenzind
Conference paper


Symbiotic systems consist of a red giant undergoing strong mass loss and a white dwarf. More than hundred symbiotic stars are known, but only about ten systems show jet emission. The most famous systems are R Aquarii, CH Cyg and MWC 560. While the first two objects are seen at high inclinations — a fact which makes it possible to study the morphology and structure of jets of symbiotic stars — the jet axis in MWC 560 is practically parallel to the line of sight. This special orientation provides the opportunity to observe the outflowing gas as line absorption in the source spectrum (Schmid et al. 2001). Therefore MWC 560 can be used to probe the short term evolution and the propagation of the gas outflow in jets from white dwarfs.


Hydrodynamical Simulation Large Scale Simulation Radial Extent Internal Shock Symbiotic Star 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Stute
    • 1
  • Max Camenzind
    • 1
  1. 1.Landessternwarte KönigstuhlHeidelberg

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