Plinian Eruptions Á La Eta Carinae

  • Kris Davidson
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 157)


Eta Carinae is at once our most notable LBV but also a doubtful LBV, because its Great Eruption observed 150 years ago was so unique. Since that event exceeded other major LBV outbursts by orders of magnitude in ejected mass and energy, we are not certain that it really was an example of S Dor, P Cyg, R127-type behavior. But even if it turns out to be a freak,ŋCar has provided either the original example or one of the earliest hints for several facets of the LBV phenomenon, e.g.:


Light Curve Recurrence Time Circumstellar Dust Eddington Limit Visual Brightness 
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  • Kris Davidson
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  1. 1.Astronomy DepartmentUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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