August 11-15, 2014


Evolution of the central stars of young planetary nebulae

Marcin Hajduk (Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center)

Peter A. M. van Hoof (Royal Observatory of Belgium) Albert A. Zijlstra (University of Manchester)

The evolution of central stars of planetary nebulae was hitherto documented in just a few cases. We look for evolutionary changes of the [OIII] 5007A line flux in the spectra of planetary nebulae. We compared nebular fluxes collected over a time interval of a decade or more. We used literature data and newly obtained spectra. A grid of Cloudy models was computed using existing evolutionary models and compared with the observations.

Mode of presentation: oral