Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 337, 779-789 (1998/9-3)
The pulsating yellow supergiant V810 Centauri.
KIENZLE F., BURKI G., BURNET M. and MEYNET G.
Abstract (from CDS):
The F8Ia supergiant V810 Centauri
is part of a long-term high-precision photometric monitoring program on long period variables started twenty years ago. Time series analysis of this unique set of 500 data points, spanning almost fifteen years in the homogeneous Geneva photometric system, is presented. Cluster membership, physical parameters and evolutionary status of the star are reinvestigated. Radial velocity data do not support the cluster membership to Stock 14
. Ultraviolet and optical spectrophotometry is combined with optical and infrared photometry to evaluate the physical parameters of the yellow supergiant (Teff
) and of its B0III companion. From theoretical stellar evolutionary tracks, an initial mass of ∼25M☉
is estimated for V810 Cen
, which is actually at the end of its first redward evolution. V810 Cen
is a multi-periodic small amplitude variable star, whose amplitudes are variable with time. The period of the main mode, ∼156d, is in agreement with the Period-Luminosity-Colour relation for supergiants. This mode is most probably the fundamental radial one. According to the theoretical pulsation periods for the radial modes, calculated from a linear non-adiabatic analysis, the period of the observed second mode, ∼107d, is much too long to correspond to the first radial overtone . Thus, this second mode could be a non-radial p-mode. Other transient periods are observed, in particular at ∼187 d. The length of this period suggests a non-radial g-mode. Then, the complex variability of V810 Cen
could be due to a mixing of unstable radial and non-radial p- and g-modes.
stars: individual: V 810 Centauri - stars: supergiants - stars: oscillations - stars: evolution - open clusters and associations: individual: Stock 14
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