We investigate a selected sample of Galactic classical Cepheids with available distance and reddening estimates in the framework of the theoretical scenario provided by pulsation models, computed with metal abundance Z = 0.02, helium content in the range of Y = 0.25-0.31, and various choices of the stellar mass and luminosity. After transforming the bolometric light curve of the fundamental models into BVRIJK magnitudes, we derived analytical relations connecting the pulsation period with the stellar mass, the mean ( intensity averaged) absolute magnitude, and the color of the pulsators. These relations are used together with the Cepheid observed absolute magnitudes in order to determine the "pulsation'' mass, M-p, of each individual variable. The comparison with the "evolutionary'' masses, Me; can, given by canonical ( no convective core overshooting, no mass loss) models of central He- burning stellar structures reveals that the M-p/M-e,(can) ratio is correlated with the Cepheid period, ranging from similar to 0.8 at log P 0: 5 to similar to 1 at log P = 1.5. We discuss the effects of different input physics and/ or assumptions on the evolutionary computations, as well as of uncertainties in the adopted Cepheid metal content, distance, and reddening. Eventually, we find that the pulsational results can be interpreted in terms of mass loss during or before the Cepheid phase, whose amount increases as the Cepheid original mass decreases. It vanishes around 13M(circle dot) and increases up to similar to 20% at 4M(circle dot).
Caputo F., B.G. (2005). Pulsation and evolutionary masses of classical cepheids. I. Milky way variables. THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 629(2 I), 1021-1033.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Caputo F., B.G. (2005). Pulsation and evolutionary masses of classical cepheids. I. Milky way variables. THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 629(2 I), 1021-1033.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/05 - Astronomia e Astrofisica|
|Revisione (peer review):||Sì, ma tipo non specificato|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/431641|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Titolo:||Pulsation and evolutionary masses of classical cepheids. I. Milky way variables|
|Autori:||Caputo F., Bono G., Fiorentino G., Marconi M., Musella I.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|