2002A&A...386..957N


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2002A&A...386..957N - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 386, 957-963 (2002/5-2)

Binaries discovered by the SPY project. II. HE 1414-0848: A double degenerate with a mass close to the Chandrasekhar limit.

NAPIWOTZKI R., KOESTER D., NELEMANS G., YUNGELSON L., CHRISTLIEB N., RENZINI A., REIMERS D., DRECHSEL H. and LEIBUNDGUT B.

Abstract (from CDS):

In the course of our search for double degenerate (DD) binaries as potential progenitors of type Ia supernovae with the UVES spectrograph at the ESO VLT (ESO SNIa Progenitor surveY - SPY) we discovered that the white dwarf HE1414-0848 is a double-lined DA+DA binary with an orbital period of P=12h25m39s. Semi-amplitudes of 128km/s and 100km/s are derived for the individual components. The amplitude ratio and the measured difference in gravitational redshift is used to estimate the masses of the individual components: 0.55M and 0.71M. Hence the total mass of the HE 1414-0848 system is 1.26M, only 10% below the Chandrasekhar limit. The results of a model atmosphere analysis are consistent with our mass estimated from the orbit. Temperatures of the individual components are also determined. Possible scenarios for the formation of this system are discussed. The system will merge due to loss of angular momentum via gravitational wave radiation after two Hubble times. HE 1414-0848 does not qualify as an SNIa progenitor, but it is the most massive close DD known today.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: early-type - binaries: spectroscopic - stars: fundamental parameters - white dwarfs

Simbad objects: 3

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Number of rows : 3

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
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1 PG 1047-046 HS* 10 50 26.8999812762 -04 52 35.718535422   14.68       sdB+D 21 0
2 HE 1414-0848 WD* 14 16 51.9614082580 -09 02 02.739838420   16.13   16.04 15.76 DA+DA 21 0
3 KPD 1930+2752 HS* 19 32 14.8086352823 +27 58 35.444970697 12.80 13.75 13.82     sdB 145 0

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