Understanding jets in post-AGB close binaries

Dylan Bollen, Devika Kamath, Hans Van Winckel, Orsola De Marco

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    We have discovered jets in post-AGB binaries. The orbital motion allows us to carry out tomography of the jet as light from the primary star shines through the jet cone. Jets play a major role in many astrophysical environments, from young stellar objects to galaxies. They are also used to study the energetics of accretion phenomena in systems such as red transients and stellar mergers. We use high-resolution, optical, time-series spectra to constrain theories of jet launching, and the impact of jets on the evolution of these post-AGB binaries.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWhy galaxies care about AGB stars : a continuing challenge through cosmic time
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 343rd Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held In Vienna, Austria 20–23 August, 2018
    EditorsFranz Kerschbaum, Martin Groenewegen, Hans Olofsson
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)9781108471527
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2019
    Event343rd Symposium of The International Astronomical Union - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 20 Aug 201823 Aug 2018

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    ISSN (Print)1743-9213


    Conference343rd Symposium of The International Astronomical Union


    • accretion
    • binaries
    • jets and outflows
    • post-AGB
    • Spectroscopy


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