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B Be stars in the Magellanic Clouds: rotation, evolution and variability.

Martayan, C. ; Frémat, Y. ; Floquet, M. ; Hubert, A. M. ; Zorec, J. ; Mekkas, M.

published in SF2A-2005: Semaine de l'Astrophysique Francaise, pp. 347 (2005)

Abstract: Thanks to observations at the ESO VLT with the GIRAFFE multifibers spectrograph, we have obtained spectra of 177 and 346 B-type stars in the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds respectively. We have discovered 25 and 90 new Be stars among the 47 and 131 Be stars observed in the LMC and SMC respectively. We have determined the fundamental parameters of these stars and examined the effect of the metallicity, star formation conditions and evolution on the behaviour of the rotational velocities. We discovered that only the future B-type stars with a strong rotational velocity in ZAMS will become a Be star. We have also discovered short term variability in several SMC Be stars thanks to a cross-correlation with the MACHO database.

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