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Paper: A Grandfather's Question: Why Have these Stars Been Called B[e]s ?
Volume: 355, Stars With the B[e] Phenomenon
Page: 3
Authors: Swings, J.-P.
Abstract: A short historical review is presented, from before the Mount Wilson Catalog to the 1996 introductory report by P. Conti. The main properties of these peculiar stars, and in particular of its galactic prototype HD456771, as well as some considerations on similarities with other types of objects, is also given.
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