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2000ApJ...530L..97G - Astrophys. J., 530, L97-L101 (2000/February-3)

A second luminous blue variable in the Quintuplet cluster.


Abstract (from CDS):

H- and K-band moderate-resolution and 4 µm high-resolution spectra have been obtained for FMM 362, a bright star in the Quintuplet Cluster near the Galactic center. The spectral features in these bands closely match those of the Pistol Star, a luminous blue variable and one of the most luminous stars known. The new spectra and previously obtained photometry imply a very high luminosity for FMM 362, L≥106 L, and a temperature of 10,000-13,000 K. Based on its luminosity, temperature, photometric variability, and similarities to the Pistol Star, we conclude that FMM 362 is a luminous blue variable.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: Center - ISM: Individual: Alphanumeric: G0.15-0.05 - Stars: Evolution - Stars: Mass Loss - Stars: Variables: Other

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