Preliminary results from an ongoing project to compute a grid of post-AGB models is presented. Our preliminary results show that stellar evolution computations that include an updated treatment of the microphysics predict post-AGB timescales that are several times shorter that predicted by older models. Also the mass-luminosity relation of post-AGB models deviates from that of older grids. In addition, our results suggest only a slight metallicity dependence of the post-AGB timescales. We expect these results to have significant consequences for models of the formation of planetary nebulae and their luminosity function.
19th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
- Pub Date:
- June 2015
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics;
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
- 5 pages, 2 figures, 1 table. Submitted for publication in the proceedings of the "19th European Workshop on White Dwarfs"