Far-UV Spectroscopic Analyses of Four Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae

Дата и время публикации : 2004-03-10T21:09:09Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
J. E. Herald (The Johns Hopkins University)
L. Bianchi (The Johns Hopkins University)

Оригинал статьи :http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0403262v1

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Коментарии к статье: 38 pages, 8 figures (6 color). Accepted for publication in ApJ
Первичная категория: astro-ph

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Краткий обзор статьи: We analyze the Far-UV/UV spectra of four central stars of planetary nebulae with strong wind features — NGC 2371, Abell 78, IC 4776 and NGC 1535, and derive their photospheric and wind parameters by modeling high-resolution FUSE (Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer) data in the Far-UV and HST-STIS and IUE data in the UV with spherical non-LTE line-blanketed model atmospheres. Abell 78 is a hydrogen-deficient transitional [WR]-PG 1159 object, and we find NGC 2371 to be in the same stage, both migrating from the constant-luminosity phase to the white dwarf cooling sequence with Teff ~= 120 kK, Mdot ~= 5×10^-8 Msun/yr. NGC 1535 is a “hydrogen-rich” O(H) CSPN, and the exact nature of IC 4776 is ambiguous, although it appears to be helium burning. Both objects lie on the constant-luminosity branch of post-AGB evolution and have Teff ~= 65 kK, Mdot ~= 1×10^-8 Msun/yr. Thus, both the H-rich and H-deficient channels of PN evolution are represented in our sample. We also investigate the effects of including higher ionization stages of iron (up to FeX) in the model atmosphere calculations of these hot objects (usually neglected in previous analyses), and find iron to be a useful diagnostic of the stellar parameters in some cases. The Far-UV spectra of all four objects show evidence of hot (T ~ 300 K) molecular hydrogen in their circumstellar environments.

Category: Physics