ARlogo Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1994. 32: 227-275
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MASSIVE STAR POPULATIONS IN NEARBY GALAXIES

André Maeder


Geneva Observatory, CH-1290 Sauverny, Switzerland

Peter S. Conti


Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0440

Key Words: Wolf-Rayet stars, starbursts, supergiants, initial mass function, CNO abundances

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

DISTRIBUTION OF INDIVIDUAL OB STARS
Overview
Direct Star Counts/Census

STELLAR MODELS AND OBSERVATIONS
Recent Progress in the Input Physics
Metallicity Effects in Massive Stars
Main Sequence Evolution
The Eddington Limit and LBV Stars
Blue and Red Supergiants

W-R STARS: OBSERVATIONS AND PREDICTIONS
Overview
Subtypes and Chemical Abundances
Physical Properties
Initial Masses, Lifetimes, Formation
W-R Statistics

MASSIVE STARS IN STARBURSTS
Integrated Spectra of Galaxies
Global Properties

CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

For a postscript version of the article, click here.

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