Remarkable non-dipolar magnetic field of the Bp star HD 137509
2006 (English)In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 454, no 1, 321-325 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The southern magnetic Bp star HD137509 exhibits complex rotational modulation of the longitudinal field and other magnetic observables. Interpretation of this magnetic variability in the framework of the low-order multipolar field models suggests a very strong quadrupolar component to dominate the surface field topology of HD137509. I have examined the high-quality VLT/UVES spectra of HD137509 and discovered resolved Zeeman split components in some of the spectral lines. The inferred mean surface field modulus, < B > = 29 kG, agrees with the multipolar model predictions. This confirms the presence of an extremely strong non-dipolar magnetic field in HD137509 and establishes this star as the object with the second-largest field among magnetic chemically peculiar stars.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 454, no 1, 321-325 p.
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-21525DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20064932ISI: 000238726300038OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-21525DiVA: diva2:49298