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Gregor Rauw

Studying bright, massive stars in the era of large telescopes.
I. General context

(Volume 79 - Année 2010)
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Mots-clés : stars: massive, stars: fundamental parameters, stars: emission-line, stars: winds, outflows, stars: binaries, general.


Stars of spectral type O play a key role in many processes in our Galaxy and beyond. However, there are still a number of open issues about these massive and luminous objects that need to be ad-dressed. Several of these questions require (long-term) spectroscopic monitoring that is difficult to achieve with the highly-demanded equipment on most modern professional instruments. However, these kinds of studies offer an opportunity for collaborations between amateur spectroscopists and professional astrophysicists.

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Gregor Rauw, «Studying bright, massive stars in the era of large telescopes.», Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège [En ligne], Volume 79 - Année 2010, 25 – 37 URL :

About: Gregor Rauw

GAPHE, Institute for Astrophysics & Geophysics, Liège University, Allée du 6 Août, 17, 4000 Liège, Belgium