Ref: ASTROimport-976

High-angular resolution observations of the Pistol star

Martayan, C. ; Blomme, R. ; Le Bouquin, J.-B. ; Merand, A. ; Montagnier, G. ; Selman, F. ; Girard, J. ; Fox, A. ; Baade, D. ; Frémat, Y. ; Lobel, A. ; Martins, F. ; Patru, F. ; Rivinius, T. ; Sana, H. ; Štefl, S. ; Zorec, J. ; Semaan, T.

published in Active OB Stars: Structure, Evolution, Mass Loss, and Critical Limits, 272, pp. 616-617 (2011)

Abstract: First results of near-IR adaptive optics (AO)-assisted imaging, interferometry, and spectroscopy of this Luminous Blue Variable (LBV) are presented. They suggest that the Pistol Star is at least double. If the association is physical, it would reinforce questions concerning the importance of multiplicity for the formation and evolution of extremely massive stars.

DOI: 10.1017/S1743921311011574
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