Scientific Reminiscences

A Stellar Life

Helmut A. Abt


In this autobiography of 70+ yr of publishing astronomical papers, I summarize some of my major fields of research, such as (1) hfs in the solar spectrum, (2) the atmospheres of supergiants, (3) shock waves in Cepheids, (4) the Crab Nebula, (5) frequencies of binaries, (6) exoplanets, (7) starting Kitt Peak National Observatory, (8) catalogs, (9) China, (10) editing the Astrophysical Journal, (11) blue stragglers, (12) the Local Interstellar Bubble, and (13) publication studies.


biographies – stars: general – ISM: supernova remnants

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