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Volume 367, Number 1, February III 2001
Page(s) 250 - 252
Section Formation, structure and evolution of stars
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20000457

A&A 367, 250-252 (2001)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20000457

Infrared photometry of the final flash star V605 Aquilae

K. H. Hinkle, R. R. Joyce and A. Hedden

National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.) , 950 N. Cherry Avenue, PO Box 26732, Tucson, 85726, USA

(Received 4 September 2000 / Accepted 24 November 2000 )

We have obtained infrared images in the J, H, and K bands of the field containing the post-AGB final-flash object V605 Aql. V605 Aql is the central star of the planetary nebula A58 but has been incorrectly identified with other stars in this field. In the infrared images V605 Aql appears as a very red star at the position of the A58 center. We present JHK photometry on two dates as well as astrometry of V605 Aql. The infrared light from V605 Aql originates in a thick dust cloud surrounding the star. There is no indication of variability over a three month time period.

Key words: stars: evolution -- stars: individual: V605 Aql -- stars: AGB and post-AGB -- planetary nebulae: individual: A58 -- infrared: stars

Offprint request: K. H. Hinkle, hinkle@noao.edu

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