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Stothers and Chin 1978

Stothers, R., and C.-W. Chin, 1978: Stellar winds and the evolution of luminous stars. Astrophys. J., 226, 231-239, doi:10.1086/156602.

The effect of a stellar wind on the evolution of stars in the mass range 7-60 solar masses has been investigated for stellar models in which Carson's opacities have been employed. Several cases of mass loss have been considered. It is found that the assumption of heavy mass loss from both blue and red supergiants can account well for the relevant observations of OBN stars, WN stars, and very luminous supergiants of all spectral types. But no amount of mass loss can account adequately for the properties of the B supergiants of lowest luminosity. A critical comparison is made between the present results and some earlier results based on the adoption of Cox-Stewart opacities.

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  author={Stothers, R. and Chin, C.-W.},
  title={Stellar winds and the evolution of luminous stars},
  journal={Astrophys. J.},

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ID  - st05400j
AU  - Stothers, R.
AU  - Chin, C.-W.
PY  - 1978
TI  - Stellar winds and the evolution of luminous stars
JA  - Astrophys. J.
VL  - 226
SP  - 231
EP  - 239
DO  - 10.1086/156602
ER  -

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