Evolution Through Helium Burning: Low-Mass Stars

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
  • Alfred Weigert
  • Achim Weiss
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Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Abstract

Our Sun is a typical representative of this mass range. Such stars evolve into the classical Red Giants and develop degenerate helium cores. The ignition of helium in such cores constitutes a very energetic event, which will be discussed in detail in this chapter. In the core helium burning phase stars in this mass range form the Horizontal Branch.

Keywords

Globular Cluster Core Mass Horizontal Branch Convective Core Instability Strip 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
    • 1
  • Alfred Weigert
    • 2
  • Achim Weiss
    • 3
  1. 1.GöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für AstrophysikGarchingGermany

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