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Paper: Periodically Variable B-type Supergiants: Empirical Evidence for Non-Radial Gravity-Mode Oscillations
Volume: 388, Mass Loss from Stars and the Evolution of Stellar Clusters
Page: 193
Authors: Lefever, K.; Puls, J.; Aerts, C.
Abstract: We studied a sample of 28 periodically variable B supergiants discovered from HIPPARCOS. Our goal was to investigate a possible correlation between mass-loss and photometric variability in supergiants. We analyzed high resolution spectra of the sample stars gathered during several years, using the NLTE atmosphere code FASTWIND. The obtained fundamental parameters strongly suggest that the periodic variability is caused by non-radial gravity modes. We find only marginal evidence that the mass loss depends on the oscillation amplitude.
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