V605 Aql: 80 years after the final helium shell flash

Geoffrey C. Clayton*, J. M. Fedrow, P. A. Crowther, F. Kerber, N. Pirzkal, O. De Marco

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We have obtained new optical spectra with the ESO/VLT of the final helium flash star, V605 Aql. These spectra, indicate that V605 Aql has evolved significantly in only 80 years. It now has a T eff ∼95,000 K and has abundances similar to those seen in [WC] central stars but not to those of a typical RCB star.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-380
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue number234
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Abundances
  • AGB and post-AGB
  • Stars: evolution


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