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2015MNRAS.449.1834W - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 449, 1834-1844 (2015/May-2)

The spectra of WC9 stars: evolution and dust formation.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present analyses of new optical spectra of three WC9 stars, WR 88, WR 92 and WR 103 to test the suggestion that they exemplify an evolutionary sequence amongst the WC9 stars. The spectrum of WR 88 shows conspicuous lines of N iii and N iv, leading to classification as a transitional WN8o/WC9 star. The three stars show a sequence of increasing O ii and O iii line strengths, confirming and extending earlier studies. The spectra were analysed using cmfgen models, finding greater abundances of oxygen and carbon in WR 103 than in WR 92 and, especially, in WR 88. Of the three stars, only WR 103 makes circumstellar dust. We suggest that oxygen itself does not enhance this process but that it is its higher carbon abundance that allows WR 103 to make dust.

Abstract Copyright: © 2015 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2015)

Journal keyword(s): stars: abundances - stars: individual: WR 88 - stars: individual: WR 92 - stars: individual: WR 103 - stars: Wolf-Rayet

CDS comments: HD 157541 is a misprint for HD 157451.

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