The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey. II. R139 revealed as a massive binary system

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Taylor, W.D.; Evans, C.J.; Brott, I.; de Koter, A.; Vink, J.S.;
(2011)
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    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

We report the discovery that R139 in 30 Doradus is a massive spectroscopic binary system.Multi-epoch optical spectroscopy of R139 was obtained as part of the VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey, revealing a double-lined system. The two components are of similar spectral types; ... View more
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