University of Wisconsin

Space Astronomy Laboratory

ASTRO - 2

WUPPE

OBJECT: AB Aurigae (AB-AUR)
Other names: HD 31293
ID # 3120

UW Astronomer: Karen Bjorkman


AB Aurigae is an example of Herbig Ae/Be (HAEBE) star. In fact, it is the brightest HAEBE star. It is very hot, and hence very bright in the UV wavelength region.