Volume 416, Number 1, March II 2004
|Page(s)||291 - 295|
|Section||Stellar structure and evolution|
|Published online||26 February 2004|
Another single hydrogen-rich Wolf-Rayet star in the SMC?*
European Southern Observatory, Alonso de Cordova 3107, Vitacura, casilla 19001, Santiago, Chile
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 24 November 2003
A 12th Wolf-Rayet star in the SMC has recently been discovered by [CITE]. To determine its spectral type and preliminary binary status, we obtained 3 high signal-to-noise spectra separated in time at the ESO-NTT. Compared to other WR stars in the SMC, SMC-WR12 appears to belong to the subgroup of faint, single and hydrogen-rich WN stars. We discuss the evolutionary status of WR12 and show that relatively low mass rotating progenitors can better account for the properties of single hydrogen-rich WN stars in the SMC.
Key words: stars: Wolf-Rayet / stars: individual: SMC-WR12 / stars: rotation / galaxies: individual: SMC
© ESO, 2004
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