CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 48, No.: 1, year: 2018

Abstract: We present strong evidence for a rotation period of 2.0406 d of the O giant ξ Persei, derived from the NIV λ1718 wind line in 12 yr of IUE data. We predict that ξ Per has a magnetic dipole field, with superposed variable magnetic prominences. Favorable dates for future magnetic measurements can be predicted. We also analysed time-resolved HeII 4686 spectra from a campaign in 1989 by using the same simplified model as before for λ Cephei, in terms of multiple spherical blobs attached to the surface, called stellar prominences (Sudnik & Henrichs, 2016). These represent transient multiple magnetic loops on the surface, for which we find lifetimes of mostly less than 5 h.

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