Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 491, 545-554 (2008/11-4)
Chemically peculiar stars and their temperature calibration.
NETOPIL M., PAUNZEN E., MAITZEN H.M., NORTH P. and HUBRIG S.
Abstract (from CDS):
The determination of effective temperature for chemically peculiar (CP) stars by means of photometry is a sophisticated task due to their abnormal colours. Standard calibrations for normal stars lead to erroneous results and, in most cases corrections are necessary. In order to specify appropriate corrections, direct temperature determinations for 176 objects of the different subgroups were collected from the literature. This much larger sample than in previous studies therefore allows a more accurate investigation, mostly based on average temperatures. For the three main photometric systems (UBV, Geneva, Stroemgren uvbyβ), methods to determine effective temperature are presented together with a comparison with former results. Based on the compiled data we provide evidence that He (CP4) objects also need a considerable correction, not noticed in former investigations due to their small number. Additionally, a new relation for the bolometric correction and the capability of standard calibrations to deduce interstellar reddening for magnetic CP stars are shown.