Pavlenko, Ya. V., Woodward, Charles E., Rushton, M. T., Kaminsky, B. and Evans, A. (2010) First overtone CO bands in the giant component of RS Ophiuchi: the12C/13C ratio in 2008. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 404 (1). pp. 206-211. ISSN 00358711
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.16329.x
We present an analysis of a high-resolution (R≃ 40 000) infrared spectrum of the RS Oph secondary around the first overtone CO bands, obtained in 2008 May on the Gemini-South 8 m telescope. The 12CO and 13CO bands are well resolved, and we compute synthetic spectra to determine the 12C/13C ratio. We find 12C/13C ≃ 16 ± 3, consistent with the interpretation of the secondary as a red giant which has evolved beyond the first dredge-up phase of evolution.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||stars: abundances; binaries: symbiotic; stars: individual: RS Oph; novae, cataclysmic variables|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Schools:||College of Science and Technology > School of Computing Engineering & Physical Sciences > Jeremiah Horrocks Institute|
|Deposited By:||Helen Cooper|
|Deposited On:||23 Mar 2012 17:13|
|Last Modified:||28 Jun 2012 10:46|
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