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2000MNRAS.319..728W - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 319, 728-758 (2000/December-2)

Infrared colours for Mira-like long-period variables found in the HIPPARCOS Catalogue.


Abstract (from CDS):

Near-infrared, JHKL, photometry is presented for 193 Mira and semi-regular variables that were observed by Hipparcos; periods, bolometric magnitudes and amplitudes are derived for 92 of them. Because of the way in which the Hipparcos targets were selected, this group of stars provides a useful data base of Miras with low mass-loss rates {formmu2} Various period-colour relationships are discussed in detail. The colour, particularly {formmu3} at a given period is found to depend on the pulsation amplitude of the star. A comparison with models suggests that this is a consequence of atmospheric extension, in the sense that large-amplitude pulsators have very extended atmospheres and redder {formmu4} and {formmu5} but bluer {formmu6} than their lower amplitude counterparts. The stars with very extended atmospheres also have higher values of {formmu7} and hence higher mass-loss rates. This finding provides further evidence for the causal connection between pulsation and mass loss. Two sequences are identified in the {formmu8} versus logP diagram (where Hp is the Hipparcos broad-band magnitude) at short periods {formmu9} At a given period these two groups have, on average, the same pulsation amplitude, but different JHKL colours and spectral types. The short-period stars in the bluer sequence have similar near-infrared colours to the Miras found in globular clusters.

Long-term trends in the infrared light curves are discussed for stars that have sufficient data.

Abstract Copyright: 2000, Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): stars: AGB and post-AGB - stars: variables: other - infrared: stars

CDS comments: Table 5: V* from Sawyer-Hogg ?

Simbad objects: 255

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