We extend to lower metallicities recent evolutionary computations devoted to Magellanic Clouds stars, presenting and discussing new stellar models with Z = 0.0002, 0.0004, 0.0006, 0.001 and suitable assumptions about the original He content. As in the previous paper, evolutionary results are compared with observational data to properly calibrate the assumptions about the efficiency of the surface convection. On this basis, we follow the evolution of stellar models in the mass range 0.6 to 11 M-. from the Main Sequence (MS) to the C ignition or the onset of thermal pulses in the advanced Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) phase, presenting cluster isochrones covering the range of ages from 20 Myr to 20 Gyr. Selected predictions constraining the cluster ages are discussed, presenting a calibration of the difference in magnitude between the luminous MS termination and the He burning giants in terms of the cluster age. Both evolutionary tracks and isochrones are available at the URL http://astro.df.unipi.it/SAA/PEL/ZO.html*.
|Autori:||Cariulo P; Degl'Innocenti S; Castellani V|
|Titolo:||Calibrated stellar models for metal-poor populations|
|Anno del prodotto:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1051/0004-6361:20040145|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|