8-12 juin, 2014


HD 35502: A Magnetic B Star Within a Triple System

James Sikora (Queen's University)

Gregg Wade (Royal Military College of Canada)

Current attempts to understand the formation and evolution of massive stars has been significantly hindered by a scarcity of observational data. Although it has been demonstrated that magnetic fields play an important role, the theoretical models predicting their effects on stellar evolution are relatively unconstrained. HD 35502 is a triple star system containing a primary magnetic B-type star which are rarely identified in the Milky Way and are therefore important objects in terms of understanding stellar magnetism. The aim of this research is to determine key physical parameters of the triple system such as the orbital configuration and spectral types with a focus on the atmospheric and magnetic features of the massive B star. The current results along with the future goals of this research will be reviewed.
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