The Remarkable Evolution of the Post-AGB Star FG Sge

Jurcsik, Johanna and Montesinos, Benjamin (1999) The Remarkable Evolution of the Post-AGB Star FG Sge. New Astronomy Reviews, 43 (6-7). pp. 415-424. ISSN 1387-6473


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FG Sagittae is one of the most important key objects for post-AGB stellar evolut ionary studies. As a consequence of a final helium shell flash, this unique vari able has shown real evolutionary changes on human timescales during this century . The recently observed variations in the emission lines of the surrounding old planetary nebula prove that there is no hot exciting object hidden inside the ne bula, thus there is only one central star, namely FG Sge itself. Consequently, w e are witnessing the rapid evolution of a single star. Turning to an R CrB type variable in the early 90s, FG Sge also solved the question of the evolutionary s tate of this type of stars. Some aspects of the observational history of FG Sge are reviewed in this paper a nd compared with predictions from model calculation results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stars: post-AGB, Stars: evolution, Stars: fundamental parameters, Sta rs: individual: FG Sge, Stars: oscillations, Stars: variables, Planetary nebulae : individual: He 1-5 PACS: 97.10.Cv, 97.20.Pm, 97.20.Rp, 97.30.-b, 97.30.Hk, 98. 38.Ly
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QB Astronomy, Astrophysics / csillagászat, asztrofizika
Depositing User: Mr. Andras Holl
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2009 09:10
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2010 14:47

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