Back to Volume
Paper: Hα Emission Line Profiles of Selected Post-AGB Stars
Volume: 199, Asymmetrical Planetary Nebulae II: From Origins to Microstructures
Page: 191
Authors: van de Steene, Griet C.; Wood, Peter R.; van Hoof, Peter A. M.
Abstract: We present Hα emission line spectra of 7 post-AGB stars. Typically, they have a P-Cygni type profile with a very strong emission component and a relatively narrow absorption component. These lines are formed in the fast post-AGB wind which in most cases has a velocity of around 100 km/s. Hence the emission originates close to the central star and the absorption occurs in the fast wind itself or in the region where the fast wind sweeps up the slow wind. The emission profile has very broad wings. It is still unclear what causes these wings.
Back to Volume