Absolute parameters of young stars: HX Velorum

Blackford M. G., Erdem A., Surgit D., Ozkardes B., Budding E., Butland R., ...More

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, vol.487, no.1, pp.161-167, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 487 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/mnras/stz1136
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-167
  • Keywords: binaries: close, stars: early-type, stars: individual HX Vel, Galaxy: stellar content, CLUSTERS
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


We present combined photometric and spectroscopic analyses of the southern multiple star HX Vel. High-resolution spectra of this system were taken at the University of Canterbury Mt. John Observatory in the years 2009-2015. Absolute parameters for HX Vel tend to confirm its young and near-main-sequence nature. We specify the main adopted parameters of the (non-eclipsing) close binary as follows: M-1 = 8.5 +/- 1.7, M-2 = 5.4 +/- 1.2, R-1 = 5.0 +/- 0.3, R-2 = 3.1 +/- 0.2, (circle dot); T-1 25 000 +/- 1300, T-2 20 000 +/- 2500 (K); systemic M-V -4.2 +/- 0.2. These parameters are sensitive to the low inclination, where we find a small disparity between the photometrically optimal 28 +/- 2 degrees and an adopted value of 26 degrees that gives better consistency with main-sequence stellar modelling.