Modelling Balmer line wings in symbiotic stars

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Modelling Balmer line wings in symbiotic stars

Postby David Boyd » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:31 am

This recent preprint may be of interest to high resolution spectroscopists observing the Balmer lines of symbiotic stars

https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.01799v1

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Re: Modelling Balmer line wings in symbiotic stars

Postby Francois Teyssier » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:27 am

Thank you for the input, David
There's two theories for the formation of broad pedestrials in symbiotics lines:
- scattering (your reference)
- fast wind (+++ 100 km/s) from the hot component
From observationnal results, it is impossible to decide between the two

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