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John Jaksich
2009-Nov-27, 08:25 PM
Hello folks

I thought I would post a fairly recent announcement from the BBC of a Spire Spectrum of a hyper-red giant which is supposed to go Super Nova.

The BBC source quotes that molecules found in the spectrum fall within standard theory (?).

I just so happened to start my personal study of Stellar Spectra and was curious about what some of the more qualified individuals thought about it?

BBC Source (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8382348.stm)

Hubble Source (http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/03/full/)

John Jaksich
2009-Nov-27, 10:27 PM
The star in question is in the constellation Canis Majoris and has been well know for over 200 years--- but it has of late (?) been further studied and yielded further interesting results.

I have to thank one of the members, Blob, who posted the Hubble images several years ago. It helped to clarify some of the "goings-on" in this region of space.