Eta Carinae and the Supernova Impostors

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In 1965 Fritz Zwicky proposed a class of supernovae that he called "Type V," described as "excessively faint at maximum." There were only two members, SN1961v and Eta Carinae. We now know that Eta Carinae was not a true supernova, but if it were observed today in a distant galaxy we would call it a "supernova impostor." 170 years ago it experienced a "great eruption" lasting 20 years, expelling 10 solar masses or more, and survived. Eta Carinae is now acknowledged as the most massive, most luminous star in our region of the ...

Eta Carinae and the Supernova Impostors 2014, Springer

ISBN-13: 9781489989253

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Eta Carinae and the Supernova Impostors 2012, Springer

ISBN-13: 9781461422747

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