DQ Velorum is a galactic double periodic variable (DPV), this system is a semi-detached binary comprised of a B-type gainer and an A-type donor star plus an extended accretion disc around the gainer. The system presents an orbital period of days and a long period of days whose origin is still under debate. Here we studied the possibility that this period may be driven by a magnetic dynamo while investigating the entire evolution of the system. Our model matches in a very good way the current state of the system and it can potentially be used to describe the evolution of DQ Velorum. It also predicts an increase of the dynamo number of the donor during epochs of high mass transfer in this system, and a theoretical long to orbital period ratio that is very close to the observed one at the present system age.
Boletin de la Asociacion Argentina de Astronomia La Plata Argentina
- Pub Date:
- August 2019
- stars: activity;
- binaries: close;
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- 3 pages, 1 figure, conference proceeding