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Quantitative spectroscopy of OB stars: from dwarfs to supergiants

By N. Przybilla, M.F. Nieva, M. Firnstein and K. Butler

Abstract

We discuss recent progress made in the spectral modelling of OB stars from the main sequence to evolved phases as BA-type supergiants. Non-LTE line-formation computations can now reproduce observed spectra over the entire optical and near-IR wavelength range with high confidence, facilitating stellar atmospheric parameters and elemental abundances to be determined at high accuracy and precision. An overview is given how the fundamental stellar parameters of single stars determined in our new approach compare to high-precision data derived from detached eclipsing massive binary stars. Finally, the observational constraints for a sample of Galactic objects are put in context with state-of-the-art evolution models for rotating massive stars

Publisher: EDP Sciences
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.1051/eas/1364005
OAI identifier: oai:edpsciences.org:dkey/10.1051/eas/1364005
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