B-type star

B-type star

[′bē ‚tīp ‚stär]
(astronomy)
A type in a classification based on stellar spectral characteristics; has strong HeI absorption. Also known as B star.
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The meeting focused on active OB-stars as laboratories for the study of physical processes leading to stellar activity and the ejection of circumstellar material, particularly the orbiting disk that is central to rapidly rotating B-type stars with prominent emission lines of hydrogen in their spectrums (Be stars).