A new model for V838 Monocerotis: A born-again object including an episode of accretion

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Abstract

We present new stellar evolution models that show that the born-again phenomenon, also known as a very late thermal pulse, is a viable explanation for the behaviour of V838 Monocerotis if a period of accretion is included. Based on this model, we assert that V838 Mon is a variation of a born-again giant in close orbit with a main-sequence binary companion of mass greater than 0.7 M⊙.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)695-700
Number of pages6
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume361
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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