subdwarf star


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subdwarf star

[′səb‚dwȯrf ′stär]
(astronomy)
An intermediate star type; luminosity is between that of main sequence stars and the white dwarf stars on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram; spectral classes F, G, and K are most numerous.
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Conference on Hot Subdwarf Stars and Related Objects (6th: 2013: Tucson, Arizona) Edited by V.
Among the topics are precision observational asteroseismology using Kepler spacecraft data, updates on the pulsating sdB star Feige 48 through spectroscopy, glimpses into the secret lives of hot subdwarf stars, tidally enhanced stellar wind in binaries as a second parameter for the horizontal branch morphology of globular clusters, hot subdwarf stars as the donors of type Ia supernova progenitors, and a radial velocity survey of hot subdwarfs with main sequence companions using the Hobby-Eberly telescope.
Hot Subdwarfs in Bamberg, in Hot Subdwarf Stars and Related Objects, eds.
Hot Subdwarf Stars and Related Objects Workshop (2007: Bamberg, Germany) Ed.
Prof Warner attended the conference "Hot Subdwarf Stars and related Objects" in Bamberg (D) in July 2007 and gave the conference summary.