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2007BaltA..16...79Z - Baltic Astronomy, 16, 79-86 (2007/April-0)

Binary central stars of planetary nebulae.


Abstract (from CDS):

This paper reviews our knowledge on binary central stars of planetary nebulae and presents some personal opinions regarding their evolution. Three types of interactions are distinguished: type I, where the binary companion induces the mass loss; type II, where it shapes the mass loss but does not enhance it; type III, where a wide orbit causes the center of mass to move, leading to a spiral embedded in the wind. Surveys for binary central stars are discussed, and the separations are compared to the distribution for binary post-AGB stars. The effect of close binary evolution on nebular morphology is discussed. Post-common-envelope binaries are surrounded by thin, expanding disks, expelled in the orbital plane. Wider binaries give rise to much thicker expanding torii. Type I binary evolution predicts a wide distribution of masses of central stars, skewed towards low masses. Comparison with observed mass distributions suggests that this is unlikely to be the only channel leading to the formation of a planetary nebula. A new sample of compact Bulge nebulae shows about 40% of nebulae with binary-induced morphologies.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: AGB and post-AGB - stars: binaries: close - stars: mass-loss - planetary nebulae: general

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