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Paper: Transient Mass-Loss Events in the PG 1159 Central Star of Longmore 4
Volume: 391, Hydrogen-Deficient Stars
Page: 129
Authors: Bond, H.E.
Abstract: A spectacular, transient mass-loss event in the hydrogen-deficient central star of the planetary nebula Longmore 4 was discovered in 1992 by Werner et al. During that event, the star temporarily changed from its normal PG 1159 spectrum to that of an emission-line [WCE] star. I have been monitoring the spectrum of Lo 4 since 2003. Out of 31 spectra, two of them reveal mass-loss outbursts similar to the one seen in 1992, showing that the phenomenon recurs. I speculate on possible mechanisms for these unique outbursts, but emphasize that we still have no fully convincing explanation.
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