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2004ApJ...601..228B - Astrophys. J., 601, 228-241 (2004/January-3)

The Ofpe/WN9 stars in M33.

BIANCHI L., BOHLIN R. and MASSEY P.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present Hubble Space Telescope/STIS Ultraviolet spectra of the six known Ofpe/WN9 stars (``slash stars'') in M33. These stars were selected for showing the characteristics of the Ofpe/WN9 class from previous optical ground-based spectroscopy. The UV spectra are rich in wind lines whose strength and terminal velocity vary greatly across our target sample. We analyze the STIS spectra with non-LTE, line-blanketed, spherical models with hydrodynamics, computed with the WM-BASIC code. We find C to be underabundant and N overabundant with respect to the solar values, with a ratio (by mass) of C/N between 0.02 and 0.9 across the sample. Some stars show very conspicuous wind lines (P Cygni profiles), while two stars have extremely weak winds. The mass-loss rates thus vary greatly across the sample. The mass-loss rates of the hottest stars are lower than typical values of WNL stars but higher than expected for normal Population I massive stars. There is indication that the mass-loss rates may be variable in time. The C/N ratio and the other physical parameters derived by the spectral modeling (Teff, Lbol, mass) are consistent with evolutionary calculations for objects with moderately high initial masses (~30-50 M), evolving toward the WNL stage through an enhanced mass-loss phase.

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Journal keyword(s): Stars: Abundances - Stars: Early-Type - Stars: Evolution - Stars: Fundamental Parameters - Stars: Mass Loss - Galaxies: Individual: Messier Number: M33

CDS comments: t.1 : M33-UIT349-B = EQ J0134+3034

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