Linear nonadiabatic pulsation models of the double-mode Cepheid V371 Per

Toshihito Ishida


A recently found double-mode Cepheid with the shortest known period in our Galaxy and abnormal period ratio, V371 Per, is investigated by linear nonadiabatic pulsation models. V371 Per is likely to be crossing the instability strip for the first time, because the mass derived from pulsation models is larger than the evolution mass for the second or higher crossing objects. This result seems to support the conclusion obtained from spectroscopic observation. We also found that models with observed period and period ratio of V371 Per need to have mass and Teff in a narrow range which shifts as heavy element abundance Z changes. We have checked the agreement between Teff ranges estimated observationally and derived from pulsation models using observational Z. We found that those ranges overlap marginally. We need more spectroscopic estimations of Teff and [Fe/H], and more photometric monitoring to estimate the evolutional period change for confirmation of our result.


stars: oscillations (including pulsations) — stars: variables: Cepheids — stars: individual (V371 Per)

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