Radiatively Driven Winds and the Shaping of Bipolar Luminous Blue Variable Nebulae

  title={Radiatively Driven Winds and the Shaping of Bipolar Luminous Blue Variable Nebulae},
  author={Vikram V. Dwarkadas and Stanley P. Owocki},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={1337 - 1343}
Nebulae around luminous blue variable (LBV) stars are often characterized by a bipolar, prolate form. In the standard interpretation of the generalized interacting stellar winds model, this bipolar form is attributed to an asymmetry in the density structure of the ambient medium. However, there is limited observational evidence to suggest that such an asymmetric medium is present in most LBV nebulae. In this work we use scaling relations derived from the theory of radiatively driven winds to… 

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