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Volume 426, Number 1, October IV 2004
Page(s) 145 - 149
Section Interstellar and circumstellar matter
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20040387

A&A 426, 145-149 (2004)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20040387

The progenitor of the "born-again" core V605 Aql and the relation to its younger twin V4334 Sgr

M. F. M. Lechner and S. Kimeswenger

Institut für Astrophysik der Universität Innsbruck, Technikerstr. 25, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    e-mail: michaela.lechner@uibk.ac.at

(Received 4 March 2004 / Accepted 22 June 2004 )

We derived the properties of V605 Aql before the final helium flash pulse by studying its surrounding PN A58. Photoionizing models of our spectral data together with a new distance estimate and a closer look at the recombination timescales lead to a consistent model. Comparing our findings with the only hydrogen-poor twin, namely Sakurai's Object, we conclude that these born-again objects have normal PNe core masses. We are able to prove V605 Aql indeed to be, similar to V4332 Sgr, a very late thermal pulse object and to put constraints on the evolutionary time scales for the transition back to the AGB.

Key words: stars: AGB and post-AGB -- stars: evolution -- ISM: planetary nebulae: individual: Abell 58 -- stars: individual: V605 Aql, V4334 Sgr

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