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2015A&A...583A.131W - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 583A, 131-131 (2015/11-1)

Hubble Space Telescope ultraviolet spectroscopy of the hottest known helium-rich pre-white dwarf KPD 0005+5106.


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We present a model-atmosphere analysis of the ultraviolet echelle spectra of KPD 0005+5106 taken with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The star is the hottest known pre-white dwarf (Teff=200000±20000K, logg=6.7±0.3cm/s2). Its atmosphere is composed of helium with trace amounts of metals. It is of the so-called O(He) spectral type that comprises very hot helium-rich pre-white dwarfs whose origin is debated. From neon and silicon ionisation balances, we derive tighter constraints on the effective temperature (195000±15000K) and improve previous abundance determinations of these elements. We confirm the idea that KPD 0005+5106 is the descendant of an R Coronae Borealis (RCB) star, so is the outcome of a binary-white-dwarf merger. We discuss the relation of KPD 0005+5106 to other O(He) and RCB stars.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: abundances - stars: atmospheres - stars: evolution - stars: AGB and post-AGB - white dwarfs

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