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A new test case for normal giant evolution: TZ Fornacis

  • J. Andersen (a1), J.V. Clausen (a1), B. Nordström (a1) and M. Mayor (a2)

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For normal giants, the only binary system known until recently with completely determined masses was Capella (αAur, GO III+G5III). Being non-eclipsing, its masses are, however, so uncertain (20% and 8%, respectively) that the properties of the corresponding range of theoretical models are considerably more uncertain than the observationally determined temperatures and luminosities. The discovery of the eclipsing nature of TZ For = HD 20301 (Olsen, 1977) thus provides a unique opportunity to obtain absolute parameters of much higher precision.

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Hejlesen, P.M.: 1980, Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 39, 347
Olsen, E.H.: 1977, Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 29, 313.

A new test case for normal giant evolution: TZ Fornacis

  • J. Andersen (a1), J.V. Clausen (a1), B. Nordström (a1) and M. Mayor (a2)

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