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Paper: Predicting the Evolutionary Descendents of Sequence E Stars
Volume: 451, 9th Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics
Page: 133
Authors: Nie, J. D.; Wood, P. R.; Nicholls, C. P.
Abstract: Sequence E variables are close binary red giants that show ellipsoidal light variations. They are likely to terminate their red giant evolution by a common envelope (CE) event when the red giant fills its Roche lobe, and produce close binary Planetary Nebulae (PNe). We made a Monte Carlo simulation to predict the fraction of Planetary Nebulae Nuclei (PNNe) that are post-CE binaries, using the observed frequency of sequence E binaries in the LMC to normalize our calculations. We find that 10-16% of PNNe should be short period, post-CE binaries.
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