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Physical parameters and chemical abundances of delta Ceti

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Levenhagen, R. S. [1] ; Kuenzel, R. [2] ; Leister, N. V. [3]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Depto Ciencias Exatas & Terra, BR-09972270 Diadema, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Astron Geofis & Ciencias Atmosfer, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: NEW ASTRONOMY; v. 18, p. 55-61, JAN 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 2

A detailed spectroscopic study of a beta Cephei variable star, delta Ceti, is presented. Physical fundamental parameters are estimated from the best fitting of 26 neutral helium lines and Balmer profiles: effective temperature, superficial gravity and projected rotation velocity. Non-LTE abundances of He, C, N, O, Ne, Mg, Al, Si, P. S. Ar and Fe are achieved using model atmospheres with updated atomic data. Our analysis show an N-enrichment and Fe overabundance, with {[}O/Fe]congruent to -0.73 dex, confirming this object to be a metal-rich star, which is a requirement for the kappa-mechanism to trigger the pulsations observed in beta Cephei stars. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/06816-4 - Radiation attenuation and scattering by nanoestructured materials.
Grantee:Roseli Kunzel
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate