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Paper: Post-AGB Evolution Much Faster Than Previously Phought
Volume: 509, 20th European Workshop on White Dwarfs (EuroWD16)
Page: 457
Authors: Gesicki, K.; Zijlstra, A. A.; Miller Bertolami, M. M.
Abstract: For 32 central stars of PNe we present their parameters interpolated among new evolutionary sequences. The derived stellar final masses are confined between 0.53 and 0.58 M in good agreement with the peak in the white dwarf mass distribution. Consequently, the inferred star formation history of the Galactic bulge is well restricted between 3 and 11 Gyr and is compatible with other published studies. The new evolutionary tracks proved very good as a tool for analysis of late stages of stars life. The results provide a compelling confirmation of the accelerated post-AGB evolution.
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