peculiar star


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peculiar star

[pə′kyül·yər ′stär]
(astronomy)
A star that does not fit into a standard spectral classification.
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Discrepancies of the non-magnetic Chemically Peculiar star abundances tell us about the operation of the processes in their atmospheres that produce their somewhat different abundances.
Another looked at the spectrophotometry of Chemical Peculiar stars to determine the effective temperatures and surface gravities [18].
My interests include the relationships among the normal and non-magnetic Chemically Peculiar stars.
Dr Dworetsky went on to outline the four main types of chemically peculiar star.
Chemically peculiar stars of the upper main sequence
The massive Arches Cluster is a rather peculiar star cluster.
Equally important are the newly found binary CSPN with intermediate periods, which appear linked to chemically peculiar stars whose composition was modified by binary evolution.
Sanduleak of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland has been cataloguing certain kinds of peculiar stars for a long time.