PUCHEROS Early Science: A New Be+sdO Candidate

Th. Rivinius,1 L. Vanzi,2 J. Chacon,2 P. Leyton,3 K. G. Helminiak,3 M. Baffico,3 S. Štefl,1 D. Baade,4 G. Avila,4 and C. Guirao4

1ESO-European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, Santiago, Chile
2Department of Electrical Engineering and Center of Astro Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
3Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
4ESO-European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, Garching b. München, Germany


We report on the first scientific results with the recently commissioned PUCHEROS spectrograph, mounted at the 50 cm telescope of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica near Santiago, Chile. A hitherto unknown candidate Be+sdO binary was identified, o Pup. If confirmed, it would be the fourth member of this class. Such stars have obtained their rapid rotation through binary mass transfer and now consist of a Be star and a hot subdwarf.

Presented in "Circumstellar Dynamics at High Resolution", Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, February 27 - March 02, 2012, ASP Conf. Series, in press.
We would like to note that the concentrated series of observations discussed by Koubský et al. (2012, A&A 545, A121) began one week after that conference ended, so it was not possible for us to reference them in our work.

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