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1998A&A...332..643F - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 332, 643-650 (1998/4-2)

Be stars in open clusters. III. A uvbyβ calibration for the astrophysical parameters of Be stars.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present linear relations between the equivalent widths of the Balmer lines of Be stars and the anomalies in the uvby photometric indices produced by continuum circumstellar emission. A similar relation exists when the emission in the Hβ line is measured through the photometric β index. These relations have been used to elaborate an empirical calibration of the uvbyβ photometric system to determine the intrinsic colours and indices, the relevant astrophysical parameters and the absolute magnitude of the underlying B star, valid for Be stars of spectral types earlier than B5. The calibration is based on the study of 27 Be stars in 3 open clusters. The proposed calibration procedure allows the determination of the interstellar reddening with an accuracy of 0.033mag. (rms) and the absolute magnitude with an accuracy of 0.7mag. Our calibration independently confirms the previously known result that Be stars of spectral types in the range B0-B5 are overluminous by a mean of 0.3mag. with respect to their absorption-line counterparts of the same spectral type.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: fundamental parameters - techniques: photometric - stars: emission-line, Be - open clusters and associations: general

Status at CDS:  

CDS comments: T.1 : Stars in NGC 3766 not identified

Simbad objects: 37

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