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Astron. Astrophys. 317, L17-L20 (1997)

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Letter to the Editor

Shell phases of some Be stars: equatorially concentrated,
LBV-like eruptions?

J.M. Marlborough

Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7, Canada

Received 30 May 1996 / Accepted 29 October 1996


The apparent similarity between the variations of [FORMULA] Cas in the period 1933--1942 and the variations of [FORMULA] which occur in the luminous blue variables on time scales of tens of years is described. Some consequences of such a connection are briefly considered.

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