Volume 417, Number 3, April III 2004
|Page(s)||1083 - 1092|
|Section||Stellar structure and evolution|
|Published online||26 March 2004|
Asiago eclipsing binaries program
I. V432 Aurigae
Dipartimento di Astronomia dell'Università di Padova, Osservatorio Astrofisico, 36012 Asiago (VI), Italy
2 Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Sede di Asiago, 36012 Asiago (VI), Italy
3 CISAS, Centro Interdipartimentale Studi ed Attività Spaziali dell'Università di Padova
4 Via Filzi 9, 38034 Cembra (TN), Italy
5 University of Ljubljana, Department of Physics, Jadranska 19, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
6 Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Calgary, Calgary T2N 1N4, Canada
Corresponding author: U. Munari, email@example.com
Accepted: 7 January 2004
The orbit and physical parameters of the previously unsolved eclipsing binary V432 Aur, discovered by Hipparcos, have been derived with errors better than 1% from extensive Echelle spectroscopy and B, V photometry. Synthetic spectral analysis of both components has been performed, yielding Teff and in close agreement with the orbital solution, a metallicity [ ] = -0.6 and rotational synchronization for both components. Direct comparison on the theoretical plane with the Padova evolutionary tracks and isochrones for the masses of the two components (1.22 and 1.08 ) provides a perfect match and a 3.75 Gyr age. The more massive and cooler component is approaching the base of the giant branch and displays a probable pulsation activity with an amplitude of = 0.075 mag and Δrad.vel. = 1.5 km s-1. With a Teff = 6080 K it falls to the red of the nearby instability strip populated by δ Sct and γ Dor types of pulsating variables. Orbital modeling reveals a large and bright surface spot on it. The pulsations activity and the large spot(s) suggest the presence of macro-turbulent motions in its atmosphere. They reflect in a line broadening that at cursory inspection could be taken as indication of a rotation faster than synchronization, something obviously odd for an old, expanding star.
Key words: stars: fundamental parameters / stars: binaries: spectroscopic / stars: binaries: eclipsing / stars: oscillations / stars: individual: V432 Aur / stars: starspots
© ESO, 2004
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