Volume 545, September 2012
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Stellar structure and evolution|
|Published online||18 September 2012|
Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech
2 Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
Received: 25 May 2012
Accepted: 10 August 2012
The spectrum of the Be star o Pup is shown to vary periodically with a period of 28.9 days. A radial-velocity variable He i 6678 Å emission component suggests that the star is the same type as φ Per, 59 Cyg, and FY CMa, i.e. binaries consisting of a Be star and a hot companion that illuminates the Be star disk (also called φ Per-type binaries or Be+sdO binaries). The range of radial-velocity variations of the stronger emission component in the helium line observed in o Pup is about 270 km s-1, a value in good agreement with the range derived for φ Per-type binaries. The radial velocity curves defined by the prominent emission peak in He i 6678 Å line and Hα + Paschen emission move in anti-phase. We suggest that o Pup is generically similar to φ Per-type systems and may represent the fourth case of a Be star with a hot subdwarf companion.
Key words: binaries: spectroscopic / stars: emission-line, Be / stars: individual:o Puppis / binaries: close
The Ondrejov spectra are only available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (22.214.171.124) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/545/A121
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