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Rotating massive main-sequence stars - I. Grids of evolutionary models and isochrones
We present a dense grid of evolutionary tracks and isochrones of rotating massive main-sequence stars. We provide three grids with different initial compositions tailored to compare with early OBExpand
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ON THE MAXIMUM MASS OF STELLAR BLACK HOLES
We present the spectrum of compact object masses: neutron stars and black holes (BHs) that originate from single stars in different environments. In particular, we calculate the dependence of maximumExpand
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The empirical metallicity dependence of the mass-loss rate of O- and early B-type stars
We present a comprehensive study of the observational dependence of the mass-loss rate in stationary stellar winds of hot massive stars on the metal content of their atmospheres. The metal content ofExpand
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Mass loss from hot massive stars
Mass loss is a key process in the evolution of massive stars, and must be understood quantitatively if it is to be successfully included in broader astrophysical applications such as galactic andExpand
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The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey. VIII. Multiplicity properties of the O-type star population
Context. The Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud is our closest view of a starburst region and is the ideal environment to investigate important questions regarding the formation,Expand
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Sub-surface convection zones in hot massive stars and their observable consequences
Context. We study the convection zones in the outer envelope of hot massive stars which are caused by opacity peaks associated with iron and helium ionization. Aims. We determine the occurrence andExpand
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The Eddington factor as the key to understand the winds of the most massive stars. Evidence for a Γ-dependence of Wolf-Rayet type mass loss
Context. The most massive stars are thought to be hydrogen-rich Wolf-Rayet stars of late spectral subtype (in the following WNh stars). The emission-line spectra of these stars are indicative ofExpand
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The VLT-FLAMES survey of massive stars: wind properties and evolution of hot massive stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud
We have studied the optical spectra of a sample of 28 O- and early B-type stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud, 22 of which are associated with the young star forming region N11. Our observationsExpand
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Wind modelling of very massive stars up to 300 solar masses
The stellar upper-mass limit is highly uncertain. Some studies have claimed there is a universal upper limit of ∼150 M� . A factor that is often overlooked is that there might be a significantExpand
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The VST Photometric Hα Survey of the Southern Galactic Plane and Bulge (VPHAS
The VST Photometric HSurvey of the Southern Galactic Plane and Bulge (VPHAS+) is surveying the southern Milky Way in u,g,r,i and Hat �1 arcsec angular resolution. Its footprint spans the GalacticExpand
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