Title: 9th Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics
Volume: 451 Year: 2012 View this Volume on ADS
Editors: S. Qian, K. Leung, L. Zhu, and S. Kwok
These are proceedings of the 9th Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics (PRCSA2011) organized by Yunnan Astronomical Observatory (YNAO). The main purpose of this conference series is to accelerate the development of astronomy in many countries in the Asian region by promoting the interaction between astrophysicists in Eastern Pacific Rim countries and their colleagues around the world.
The conference was focused on the Star Formation, Stellar Evolution, Supper Massive to Very Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs, Variables, Binary and Multiple Star Systems, Galaxies, Star Clusters and Planets, Cataclysmic Variables, Novae outburst and Supernovae, Neutron Stars and Black Holes.
This book is of interest for researchers in stellar astrophysics. It presents an overview of the relevant results and the progress made in the field in the recent years.
ISBN: 978-1-58381-784-1 eISBN: 978-1-58381-785-8

Paper Title Page Authors
Front Matter   
Front Matter S. Qian, K. Leung, L. Zhu and S. Kwok
Conference Photos 1 S. Qian, K. Leung, L. Zhu and S. Kwok
Session I. Binary stars   
Synthesis of Organic Matter by Stars and its Effect on the Origin of Life on Earth 3 Kwok, S.
The Origin of Very Wide Binary Stars 9 Kouwenhoven, M. B. N.; Goodwin, S. P.; Davies, M. B.; Parker, R. J.; Kroupa, P.; Malmberg, D.
Light Curve Analysis of Eclipsing Binaries by Iteration 17 Kang, Y.; Ritipuuk, P.; Hong, K.
The Formation and Evolution of Near Contact Binaries 25 Zhu, L. Y.; Qian, S. B.
Binary Star Research Using Micro-Telescopes 33 Zejda, M.; Mikulášek, Z.; Liška, J.; Svoboda, P.; de Villiers, S. N.
Observation and Study of the Short-Period Algol-Type Binaries 39 Yang, Y.; Wei, J.
New Progress on High Fill-Out, Extreme Mass Ratio Overcontact Binary Systems 45 He, J.; Qian, S.; Soonthornthum, B.
Application of Binary Evolution in Astrophysical Studies 51 Zhongmu, L.
Gravitational Wave Foreground Radiation from Neutron Star-White Dwarf Binaries 57 Liu, J.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, H.
Preliminary Photometric Solutions of Two EA Type Binaries in ω Centauri 63 Li, K.; Qian, S.; Leung, K.
Mass Flow in Algol Type Binary 67 Zhang, J.; Qain, S.
Research on the Orbital Period of Massive Binaries 71 Zhao, E.; Qain, S.
Two G-type Solar-like Contact Binaries: GSC 0763-0572 and CW Cassippeiae 75 Wang, J.; Qian, S.
Preliminary Result of Photometric Study of V899 Her 79 Suherli, J.; Malasan, H. L.
Session II. Variable Stars and Cataclysmic Variables   
The Pulsation of Extremely Metal Poor AGB Stars 87 Wood, P.R.
Understanding the Evolution and Outbursts of Cataclysmic Variables Based on Photometric Observations 95 Qian, S.; Zhu, L.; Liao, W.; Liu, L.; Li, L.; He, J.; Zhao, E.; Dai, Z.; Zhang, J.; Li, K.; Wang, J.
Recent Progress of Cepheid Research at National Central University: From Spitzer to Kepler 103 Ngeow, C.
Making Accurate O-C Diagrams 111 Mikulášek, Z.; Zejda, M.; Qian, S.; Zhu, L.
Weighing Betelgeuse: Measuring the Mass of α Orionis from Stellar Limb-darkening 117 Neilson, H. R.; Lester, J. B.; Haubois, X.
The Chromospheric Activity of Late-type Stars of the Different Rotational Periods 123 Zhang, L.
The Investigation of the Cataclysmic Variable Stars Inside the Period Gap: A Paradox Between Observation and Theory 127 Dai, Z.; Qian, S.
Predicting the Evolutionary Descendents of Sequence E Stars 133 Nie, J. D.; Wood, P. R.; Nicholls, C. P.
Period Color Relations at Maximum/Minimum Light For RR Lyraes in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey 139 Bontorno, A.; Berke, M.; Phelps, C.; Kanbur, S.; Ngeow, C.
Period Search For Variable Stars 143 Chang, D. C.; Negow, C. C.; Chen, W. P.
Circumstellar Dust of Be Stars Studied by Millimeter and Submillimeter Observations 147 Lee, C.; Chen, W. P.
Cepheid Period-Luminosity Relation and Kinematics Based on the Revised Hipparcos Catalogue 151 Zhang, H.; Shen, M.; Zhu, Z.
A Preliminary Photometric Study of the HW Vir-like Binary NSVS14256825 155 Zhu, L.; Qian, S.; Liu, L.; Liao, W. P.; He, J. J.; Li, L. J.; Zhao, E. G.; Dai, Z. B.; Zhang, J.; Li, K.
The Period Corrections of Two W UMa-type Binaries: V520 Cas and V680 Per 159 Wang, J.; Qian, S.
A Photometric Monitoring of the M-type Eclipsing Binary CU Cnc 163 Jiang, L. Q.; Qian, S. B.
Session III. Star Formation   
The 100 Myr Star Formation History of NGC 5471 169 García-Benito, R.; Pérez, E.; Díaz, '. I.; Apellániz, J. M.; Cerviño, M.
Raman Scattered He II 6545 in the Planetary Nebula NGC 6790 179 Lee, H.
Post-AGB Stars in the Magellanic Clouds: Preliminary Results 187 Kamath, D.; Wood, P. R.; van Winckel, H.; van Aarle, E.
The Superoutburst of SDSS J162520+120308 in July of 2010 195 Voloshina, I.; Olenick, R.; Meziere, K.; Metlov, V.; Rovny, J.
Ionization and Triggered Star Formation 199 Gritschneder, M.; Lin, D. N. C.; Murray, S.D.; Burkert, A.
Spectrophotometry and Model Atmosphere Flux Fitting 205 Bessell, M. S.
Episodic Accretion, Radiative Feedback, and Their Role in Low-mass Star Formation 213 Stamatellos, D.; Hubber, D.; Hubber, A.
Star Formation History in NGC 2264 219 Sung, H.
Star Formation Activity in Nearby Cluster Galaxies: Metallicity Change 225 Kriwattanawong, W.; Mouhcine, M.; James P. A.
Session IV. High Energy Astrophysics and Black Holes   
Magnetic Field Decay Makes Neutron Stars Look Older Than They Are 231 Zhang, S.; Xie, Y
Thermal Evolution of Neutron Stars: Current Status 239 Tsuruta, S.
Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae 247 Han, Z.; Wang, B.; Ge, H.; Chen, X.
Power-law Magnetic Field Decay and Constant Core Temperatures of Magnetars, Normal and Millisecond Pulsars 253 Xie, Y.; Zhang, S
Comparing the Evolution Pattern of Black Hole and Neutron Star X-ray Binaries from Low to Supper-Eddington Luminosities 259 Weng, S.; Zhang, S
Light-time Effect and Tertiary Companions in Close Binary Stars 265 Liao, W. P.; Qain, S. B.
Optical and X-ray Observations of the Nova KT Eridani 2009 271 Hung, L. W.; Chen, W. P.; Walter, F. M.
SN2007rw- A Type IIL Supernova 275 Arora, S.; Sahu, D. K.; Anupama, G. C.
Prospect of the Theory of Black Hole Accretion Disks 279 Ju, Q.; Wang, W.
Session V. Galaxies, Star Clusters and Planets   
Red Dwarf Stars: Ages, Rotation, Magnetic Dynamo Activity and the Habitability of Hosted Planets 285 Engle, S. G.; Guinan, E. F.
Age - Metal Index Calibration Using Eclipsing Binary Stars in Globular Clusters 297 Kam-Ching, L.; Sheng-Bang, Q; Li, K.
Radial Velocity and Abundance Properties of Five Open Clusters Based on SDSS DR7 303 Chen, L.; Gao, X. H.
Multiphase Comparison of Period-Luminosity Relations for Magellanic Cloud Cepheids 311 Bellinger, E. P.; Kanbur, S. M.; Ngeow, C.
The Age of the Local Interstellar Bubble 315 Abt, H. A.
The ESA-GAIA Mission: Not Only Astrometry. 317 Dennefeld, M.
Science with the Skymapper Telescope 323 Bessell, M. S.
Stellar Evolution with Pulsation-Driven Mass Loss: The Case of LMC Cepheids 327 Neilson, H. R.; Langer, N.; Cantiello, M.
Contact Binaries in Star Clusters 333 Liu, L.; Qian, S. B.; Lajús, E. F.; Baume, G. L.
Galactic Structure and Kinematics Defined by Open Clusters 339 Liu, J.; Zhu, Z.
Photometric Observations of the Young Cluster Variable GM Cephei 345 Hu, S. C.; Chen, W. P.; the Young Exoplanet Transit Initiative
Preliminary investigation of period changes of five RR Lyrae stars in the Globular Cluster M15 351 Li, K.; Qian, S.
Radio Astronomy in Malaysia: Current Status and Outreach Activities 355 Hashim, N.; Abidin, Z. Z.; Ibrahim, U. F. S. U.; Umar, R.; Hassan, M. S. R.; Rosli, Z.; Hamidi, Z. S.; Ibrahim, Z. A.
Back Matter   
Author Index 359 S. Qian, K. Leung, L. Zhu and S. Kwok
Back Matter 361 S. Qian, K. Leung, L. Zhu and S. Kwok