Luminosities and Masses of Single Galactic Post-asymptotic Giant Branch Stars with Distances from Gaia EDR3: The Revelation of an s-process Diversity

@article{Kamath2021LuminositiesAM,
  title={Luminosities and Masses of Single Galactic Post-asymptotic Giant Branch Stars with Distances from Gaia EDR3: The Revelation of an s-process Diversity},
  author={Devika Kamath and Hans Van Winckel and Paolo Ventura and Maksym Mohorian and Bruce J. Hrivnak and Flavia Dell’Agli and Amanda I. Karakas},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2021},
  volume={927}
}
Post-asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars are exquisite probes of AGB nucleosynthesis. However, the previous lack of accurate distances jeopardized comparison with theoretical AGB models. The Gaia Early Data Release 3 (Gaia EDR3) has now allowed for a breakthrough in this research landscape. In this study, we focus on a sample of single Galactic post-AGBs for which chemical abundance studies were completed. We combined photometry with geometric distances to carry out a spectral energy… 

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