Observatório Nacional, Rua José Cristino, 77, CEP 20921-400, São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil
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Accepted: 8 August 2003
This work reports the low- and high-resolution spectroscopic diagnostic diagrams, radial velocity, stellar parameters and abundance analysis of the planetary nebula Hen 3-1312. The low- and high-resolution spectra reveal that Hen 3-1312 is in fact a very-low-excitation object, in a binary system with a supergiant as a cool central star. The analysis of the high-resolution spectrum shows the cool stellar component to have an effective temperature of K and a surface gravity of log corresponding to a spectral type of F(6-7)I. These parameters result in an estimated primary luminosity of , implying a distance of 4400 pc which is in agreement with previous determinations. The abundance analysis reveals Hen 3-1312 to be a metal-poor object having . The mean abundances of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen are found to be solar, however the α-elements (Mg, Si and Ca) are underabundant relative to the Sun. The abundance profile of Hen 3-1312 is analyzed and compared with other classes of stars with similar atmospheric parameters.
Key words: stars: abundances / stars: binaries: symbiotic / stars: AGB and post-AGB
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