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08 (08.01.1; 08.01.3; 08.03.2)
Properties of Herich stars. I Their evolutionary state and
helium abundance ?; ??
M. Zboril 1??? , P. North 3 , Yu. V. Glagolevskij 2 , and F. Betrix 3
1 Armagh Observatory, Armagh, College Hill, BT61 9DG, Northern Ireland
2 Special Astrophysical Observatory, Nizhnyj Arkhyz, Russia
3 Institute d'Astronomie de l'Universit'e de Lausanne , CH1290, ChavannesdesBois, Switzerland
Received date; accepted date
Abstract. A determination of the surface gravity and an abundance analysis of helium in a sample of 17 Herich
and 5 normal, reference stars is presented. These results are derived from low resolution CCD spectra, but each star
was measured at least 6 times in order to obtain a significant average spectrum for the spectroscopic variables. The
helium abundances derived from the models used are very close to 0:1 for normal, reference stars and are larger for
the others, clearly indicating the Herich phenomenon in them. NLTE effects, errors on the microturbulence value or