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Identify: The Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life
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In conclusion, there are relatively few binary systems potentially hosting VMS. The best cases would benefit for additional combined RV and light curve analysis (when eclipses are present) to refine the dynamical mass estimates. NGC 3603 A1 appears to be the best candidate. Summary and Conclusions In this chapter we have presented the observational evidence for the existence of very massive stars. Mass estimates of single stars are mainly obtained from the conversion of luminosities to evolutionary masses.
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If the 22 F. Martins distance is poorly known, this uncertainty is larger. This translates into an error on the estimate of the initial mass of the order 10–50 %. 3 Uncertainties in Evolutionary Tracks In the previous section, we have seen how the luminosity determination was affected by uncertainties in various observational quantities. We now focus on the uncertainties involved in the interpretation of the determined luminosity. As explained previously, the determination of the initial or present mass relies on comparison with evolutionary tracks (see Sect.