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Volume 406, Number 1, July IV 2003
Page(s) 265 - 271
Section Stellar atmospheres
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20030745

A&A 406, 265-271 (2003)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20030745

Synthetic post-AGB evolution

A. Frankowski

Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Rabianska 8, 87-100 Torun, Poland
(Received 9 October 2002 / Accepted 13 May 2003)

A synthetic method for tracing the evolution of the post-AGB stars, based on existing numerical calculations, is presented. The main advantage of this procedure, based on the published numerical evolutionary sequences, is that it is simple, fast, and allows to treat post-AGB objects of arbitrary mass.

Key words: stars: evolution -- stars: AGB and post-AGB

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