The latest developments on Of?p stars

Yael Nazé, Asif Ud-Doula, Maxime Spano, Gregor Rauw, Michael De Becker, Nolan R. Walborn

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In recent years several in-depth investigations of the three prototypical Of?p stars were undertaken, revealing their peculiar properties. To clarify some of the remaining questions, we have continued our monitoring of the prototypical Of?p trio. HD108 has now reached its quiescent, minimum-emission state, for the first time in 50-60yrs, while new echelle spectra of HD148937 confirm the presence in several H and He lines of the 7d variations detected previously only in the Hα line. A new XMM observation of HD191612 clearly shows that its Xray emission is not modulated by the orbital period of 1542d, but the high-energy variations are rather compatible with the 538d period of the optical changes - it is thus not of colliding-wind origin but linked to the phenomena responsible for the spectral/photometric variations, though our current MHD simulations remain at odds with the observational properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActive OB stars
Subtitle of host publicationstructure, evolution, mass loss, and critical limits
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780521198400
StatePublished - Jul 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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