Pulsations of Be stars: time series analysis of He I λ4921

M. E. Hahula, D. R. Gies
1994 Symposium - International astronomical union  
We present the results of time series observations of He I λ4921 in the spectra of 10 Be stars. The spectra were obtained during multi-wavelength campaigns of IUE spectroscopy, optical photometry and polarimetry, and spectroscopy undertaken to study the connection (if any) between nonradial pulsation (NRP) and mass loss in Be stars. Power spectra have been calculated for the time series of intensity variations within the profiles. These were used to determine periodic variability and phase
more » ... nt to analyze the variations in the context of the NRP model. The observations were made at three observatories (Table 1). All the spectra record at least Hβ and He I λ4921 with aS/N> 200 per pixel and a resolution of ≈ 0.2 Å. We have concentrated the analysis on He I λ4921 as a probe of photospheric variability. This line is generally free of emission (unlike He I λ6678), but in some cases an Fe II λ4924 shell component appears in the red wing.
doi:10.1017/s0074180900214617 fatcat:x2arb2fo2zc4vhk3hoh46dtph4