Title

Temperature And Brightness Variations On Betelgeuse

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1986

Published In

Instrumentation And Research Programmes For Small Telescopes

Abstract

Changes in TiO band strengths correlate well with the brightness changes of α Orionis, thus supporting the hypothesis of Schwarzschild that the irregular luminosity variations of red giants are due to temperature changes in a few extremely large convective elements on their surface.

Published By

Springer Netherlands

Editor(s)

J. B. Hearnshaw And P. L. Cottrell

Conference

118th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union

Conference Dates

December 2-6, 1985

Conference Location

Christchurch, New Zealand