Determination of the Term Symbiotic Star

  • A. A. Boyarchuk
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 95)


Symbiotic stars have been studied for many years. But the common determination of the term “symbiotic star” does not exist even now. Merrill (1958) introduced this term in order to emphasize unusual spectral features — absorption TiO bands and emission lines belonging to highly ionized ions.


Emission Line Planetary Nebula Crimean Astrophysical Observatory Type Star Cool Star 
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  1. Allen, D.A.: 1979, Proc. IAU Coll. No.46 “Changing Trends in Variable star Research”, F.M. Bateson, J. Smak, I.H. Urch (eds), of Waikato, Hamilton, p.125.Google Scholar
  2. Merrill, P.W.: 1958, “Etoiles à Raies d’Emission”, 8th Coll.Liège, p.436.Google Scholar

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Boyarchuk
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  1. 1.Crimean Astrophysical ObservatoryU.S.S.R. Academy of ScienceUSSR

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