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Stothers 1969

Stothers, R., 1969: On the pulsation hypothesis for massive red supergiants. Astrophys. J., 156, 541-547, doi:10.1086/149987.

The fundamental mode of radial pulsation has been calculated for convective envelopes in adiabatic equilibrium including radiation pressure. The theoretical Q-values are compared with the observational Q-values of variable M supergiants in galactic associations. The variability of these massive red supergiants can be explained on the pulsation hypothesis if a suitable readjustment of some of the observed periods is made. Pulsation seems to be suggested by (1) the cyclical variations in magnitude, spectrum, and radius in individual stars, (2) a period-luminosity relation, and (3) a period-spectrum relation for the group of stars.

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  author={Stothers, R.},
  title={On the pulsation hypothesis for massive red supergiants},
  journal={Astrophysical Journal},

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ID  - st04800i
AU  - Stothers, R.
PY  - 1969
TI  - On the pulsation hypothesis for massive red supergiants
JA  - Astrophys. J.
JO  - Astrophysical Journal
VL  - 156
SP  - 541
EP  - 547
DO  - 10.1086/149987
ER  -

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