New models for the evolution of post-asymptotic giant branch stars and central stars of planetary nebulae

Marcelo Miguel Miller Bertolami
2016 Astronomy and Astrophysics  
Preliminary results from an ongoing project to compute a grid of post-AGB models is presented. Our preliminary results show that stellar evolution computations that include an updated treatment of the microphysics predict post-AGB timescales that are several times shorter that predicted by older models. Also the mass-luminosity relation of post-AGB models deviates from that of older grids. In addition, our results suggest only a slight metallicity dependence of the post-AGB timescales. We
more » ... these results to have significant consequences for models of the formation of planetary nebulae and their luminosity function.
doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201526577 fatcat:h3sgr4v47fdrvgcluwonlhr4wa