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Title: Hot post-AGB stars
Authors: Parthasarathy, M
Gauba, G
Fujii, T
Nakada, Y
Keywords: Hot Post-AGB;Stars;IRAS Sources;Planetary Nebulae
Issue Date: Aug-2001
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Citation: Szczerba, R. and Garny, S. K., eds., Post-AGB objects as a phase of stellar evolution, Astrophysics and Space Science Library, Vol. 265, Proceedings of the Torun Workshop held July 5 - 7, 2000, pp. 29 – 40
Series/Report no.: Astrophysics and Space Science Library;Vol. 265
Abstract: From the study of IRAS sources with far-IR colors similar to planetary nebulae (PNe), several proto-planetary nebulae with hot (OB) post-AGB central stars have been detected. These stars form an evolutionary link between the cooler G,F,A supergiant stars that have evolved off the Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) and the hot (OB) central stars of PNe. The optical spectra of these objects show strong Balmer emission lines and in some cases low excitation nebular emission lines such as [NII] and [SII] superposed on the OB stellar continuum. The absence of of [OIII] 5007Å line and the presence of low excitation nebular emission lines indicate that photoionisation has just started. The UV(IUE) spectra of some of these objects revealed violet shifted stellar wind P-Cygni profiles of CIV, SiIV and NV, indicating hot and fast stellar wind and post-AGB mass loss. These objects appear to be rapildy evolving into the early stages of PNe similar to that observed in the case of Hen1357 IRAS 17119-5926 (Stingray Nebula) and IRAS 18062+2410 SAO85766.
Description: Restricted Access
ISBN: 0-7923-7145-3
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