Line Profile Variability in the Be Star α Eridani

N. V. Leister, E. Janot-Pacheco, J. Leyton Z., A. M. Hubert, M. Floquet
2000 International Astronomical Union Colloquium  
AbstractWe present an analysis of line profile variability of the Be star α Eri (Achernar). Spectra of He Iλ667.8nm were collected at BrazilianLaboratório Nacional de Astrofísica (LNA)during 10 observing runs covering 27 nights in 6 years. The presence of a 1.26 days period reported previously is confirmed and we report also the detection of other periods (0.73 and 0.53 days) and a possible 12.5 days modulation. A transient high-velocity absorption component withRV= −500 km/s, higher than
more » ... (−220 km/s) has appeared at the end of 1993, near the presumed maximum of the Hαemission phase.
doi:10.1017/s0252921100055998 fatcat:cermvwwiqba5fhrawc4svadjai