Volume 558, October 2013
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Stellar structure and evolution|
|Published online||01 October 2013|
The BaSTI Stellar Evolution Database: models for extremely metal-poor and super-metal-rich stellar populations
1 INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Teramo, via M. Maggini, 64100 Teramo, Italy
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2 Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Science Park, 146 Brownlow Hill, IC2 Building, Liverpool L3 5RF, England
3 Instituto Astrofisico de Canarias, C.lle Via Lactea, sn., 38532 La Laguna (Tenerife), Spain
Received: 24 May 2013
Accepted: 30 July 2013
We present an extension of the BaSTI (Bag of Stellar Tracks and Isochrones) stellar evolution database to extremely metal-poor (Z = 10-5) and super-metal-rich (Z = 0.05) metallicities, with both scaled-solar and α-enhanced ([α/Fe] = 0.4) heavy element distributions. These new tracks (from the pre-main sequence to the early-asymptotic giant branch phase), horizontal branch models, and isochrones will enable the use of the BaSTI database to study the most metal-poor populations found in Local Group faint dwarf galaxies, and the metal-rich component of the Galactic bulge, for example. An overview of several fundamental predictions of stellar evolution over the full metallicity range of BaSTI is presented, together with comparisons with literature calculations at Z = 10-5 and Z = 0.05.
Key words: stars: evolution / stars: interiors / stars: late-type / Hertzsprung-Russell and C-M diagrams / stars: low-mass
© ESO, 2013
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