Volume 454, Number 1, July IV 2006
|Page(s)||321 - 325|
|Section||Stellar structure and evolution|
|Published online||03 July 2006|
Remarkable non-dipolar magnetic field of the Bp star HD 137509
Department of Astronomy and Space Physics, Uppsala University, 751 20, Uppsala, Sweden
Accepted: 26 March 2006
The southern magnetic Bp star HD 137509 exhibits complex rotational modulation of the longitudinal field and other magnetic observables. Interpretation of this magnetic variability in the framework of the low-order multipolar field models suggests a very strong quadrupolar component to dominate the surface field topology of HD 137509. I have examined the high-quality VLT/UVES spectra of HD 137509 and discovered resolved Zeeman split components in some of the spectral lines. The inferred mean surface field modulus, kG, agrees with the multipolar model predictions. This confirms the presence of an extremely strong non-dipolar magnetic field in HD 137509 and establishes this star as the object with the second-largest field among magnetic chemically peculiar stars.
Key words: line: profiles / stars: magnetic fields / stars: chemically peculiar / stars: individual: HD 137509
© ESO, 2006
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