last modification: 26 Nov 2009
The models do not include gravitational settling, radiative acceleration, convective overshooting, rotational mixing, but otherwise they are based on uptodate physics, as described in: Pietrinferni, Cassisi, Salaris & Castelli (2006, ApJ, 642, 797)  Pietrinferni, Cassisi, Salaris & Castelli (2004, ApJ, 612, 168)  Cassisi, Salaris, Castelli & Pietrinferni (2004, ApJ, 616, 498)  Cassisi, Pietrinferni, Salaris, Castelli, Cordier & Castellani (2005, MmSAI, 77, 71).
We strongly encourage people interested in a specific set of evolutionary tracks (not yet available in this database) to contact us, either by e_mail or by compiling the request form (present in this web site). We'll try to perform these computations within a week upon receiving the request.
We have presently stored evolutionary models with the following chemical compositions:

 
The values Z=0.0198 (zsun) and Y=0.2734 (ysun) correspond to the abundances obtained from the calibration of the solar model (for more details we refer to Pietrinferni et al. 2004).
All models have been computed by using the following alpha enhanced heavy elements distribution:
 
All models include mass loss according to the Reimers (1975) law (eta=0.2 and eta=0.4) and the mass range goes from 0.5Mo to 10.0Mo. Please note that the mass spacing is suitably small: we adopt a mass step equal to, respectively, 0.1Mo in the range (0.5  2.6) Mo, 0.2Mo between 2.6Mo and 3.0Mo, and 0.5Mo for more massive models.
Each file contains:
in the fifth line  1) the number of evolutionary points, 2) the global metallicity [M/H], 3) the abundance by mass of metals (Z), 4) the initial He abundance (Y), 5) the inital mass (in solar unit); starting from the ninth line the following quantities are listed:
1 column) the logarithm of the age in years; 2 column) the actual mass in solar unit; 3 column) the logarithm of the surface luminosity in solar unit; 4 column) the logarithm of the effective temperature (K); 5 column) the visual absolute magnitude; 6 column) the (BV) color; 7 column) the (UB) color; 8 column) the (VI) color; 9 column) the (VR) color; 10 column) the (VJ) color; 11 column) the (VK) color; 12 column) the (VL) color; 13 column) the (HK) color;from the Zero Age main Sequence until the first few thermal pulses (for masses larger than 0.7Mo).More details about the adopted colorTeff transformations and bolometric correction can be found in the quoted reference.
The coding of the file names is as follows:
bcdfZlmnYghiaes.nor   evolutionary track for a model with > initial mass = bc.df Mo > metallicity Z= l.m x 10^(n) > initial He abundance Y = 0.ghi > mixture = alpha enhanced (ae)
The suffix "s" denotes models computed by adopting a Standard evolutionary scenario (no atomic diffusion, no overshooting). The suffix "nor" indicates that the evolutionary sequence has been "reduced" to a suitable number of points. This has been accomplished by fixing some key stage along the evolutionary path, and distributing for each track the same number of points between two consecutive stages. This allows a straightforward interpolation for producing isochrones of a given age, and for determining tracks and isochrones for other metallicities within the range spanned by the computed grid of models.
Example: 0130z402y303aes.nor_c04ae > 1.30 Mo canonical model with Z=4.0E2 and Y=0.303 
The full set of evolutionary tracks can be also downloaded as a single compressed tar archive.
The whole set of evolutionary models has been also transferred from the theoretical plane to the Advanced Camera for Survey (ACS), WFC2 and WFC3  on board of HST  Vegamag, Stroemgren, Sloan and Walraven systems. Each set of models can be downloaded as a single compressed tar archive. Each file contains:
on the fifth line  1) the number of evolutionary points, 2) the global metallicity [M/H], 3) the abundance by mass of metals (Z), 4) the initial He abundance (Y), 5) the inital mass (in solar unit); starting from the ninth line the following quantities are listed, from the Zero Age Main Sequence until the first few thermal pulses (for masses larger than 0.7Mo):
Stroemgren system
1 column) the logarithm of the age in years; 2 column) the actual mass in solar units; 3 column) the logarithm of the surface luminosity in solar unit; 4 column) the logarithm of the effective temperature (K); 5 column) the y absolute magnitude (My); 6 column) the (ub) colour; 7 column) the (u_0b) colour; 8 column) the (by) colour; 9 column) the m_1 colour index; 10 column) the c_1 colour index; 11 column) the c_1_0 colour index; 12 column) the H_beta colour index; 13 column) the hk colour index;
Sloan system
1 column) the logarithm of the age in years; 2 column) the actual mass in solar units; 3 column) the logarithm of the surface luminosity in solar unit; 4 column) the logarithm of the effective temperature (K); 5 column) the g absolute magnitude (Mg); 6 column) the (ug) colour; 7 column) the (gr) colour; 8 column) the (ri) colour; 9 column) the (iz) colour index
Walraven system
1 column) the logarithm of the age in years; 2 column) the actual mass in solar units; 3 column) the logarithm of the surface luminosity in solar unit; 4 column) the logarithm of the effective temperature (K); 5 column) the V absolute magnitude (Mv); 6 column) the (VB) colour; 7 column) the (BU) colour; 8 column) the (UW) colour; 9 column) the (BL) colour; 10 column) the (LU) colour index
WFC2 system
1 column) the logarithm of the age in years; 2 column) the actual mass in solar units; 3 column) the logarithm of the surface luminosity in solar units; 4 column) the logarithm of the effective temperature (K); 5 column) the F122W magnitude; 6 column) the F130lp magnitude; 7 column) the F160W magnitude; 8 column) the F165lp magnitude; 9 column) the F170W magnitude; 10 column) the F185W magnitude; 11 column) the F218W magnitude; 12 column) the F255W magnitude; 13 column) the F300W magnitude; 14 column) the F336W magnitude; 15 column) the F380W magnitude; 16 column) the F439W magnitude; 17 column) the F450W magnitude; 18 column) the F555W magnitude; 19 column) the F606W magnitude; 20 column) the F622W magnitude; 21 column) the F675W magnitude; 22 column) the F702W magnitude; 23 column) the F791W magnitude; 24 column) the F814W magnitude; 25 column) the F850lp magnitude;
WFC3(UVIS) system
1 column) the logarithm of the age in years; 2 column) the actual mass in solar units; 3 column) the logarithm of the surface luminosity in solar units; 4 column) the logarithm of the effective temperature (K); 5 column) F218W magnitude; 6 column) F225W magnitude; 7 column) F275W magnitude; 8 column) F336W magnitude; 9 column) F390W magnitude; 10 column) F438W magnitude; 11 column) F475W magnitude; 12 column) F555W magnitude; 13 column) F606W magnitude; 14 column) F625W magnitude; 15 column) F775W magnitude; 16 column) F814W magnitude;
WFC3(IR) system
1 column) the logarithm of the age in years; 2 column) the actual mass in solar units; 3 column) the logarithm of the surface luminosity in solar units; 4 column) the logarithm of the effective temperature (K); 5 column) F098M magnitude; 6 column) F105W magnitude; 7 column) F110W magnitude; 8 column) F125W magnitude; 9 column) F126N magnitude; 10 column) F127M magnitude; 11 column) F128N magnitude; 12 column) F130N magnitude; 13 column) F132N magnitude; 14 column) F139M magnitude; 15 column) F140W magnitude; 16 column) F153M magnitude; 17 column) F160W magnitude; 18 column) F164N magnitude; 19 column) F167N magnitude;
The coding of the file names is the same adopted for the tracks in the JohnsonCousins photometric system.
All colour indices in the Stroemgren system have been normalized on Vega, but the hk index, that has been normalized on HD83373 assuming T_eff=10550K, log(g)=4.0, [M/H]=0.0 and v_t= 2.0 km/s. The index 0 means reduction to airmass equal to 0.0 from indices computed for airmasses equal to 1 and 2 (see Kurucz, R.L. 1979, ApJS, 40, 1).
Details on the transformation to the Sloan system can be found in Marconi et al. (2006, MNRAS 371, 1503).
For some general information about the adopted colour  effective temperature relations, bolometric correction scale, we refer to:
Pietrinferni, Cassisi, Salaris & Castelli (2006, ApJ, 642, 797)
Castelli, F. & Kurucz, R.L. 2006, A&A, 454, 333
and to http://wwwuser.oat.ts.astro.it/castelli/colors.html.
Upon request we can also provide models transferred to the Stroemgren Photometric Systems employing the colour  effective temperature relations by Clem, J.L., VandenBerg, D.A., Grundahl, F. & Bell, R.A. 2004, AJ, 127, 1227.
As for the choice of the key stages, we provide some information in the following.
In order to accurately sampling the morphology of the evolutionary tracks we have adopted 16 key stages along the evolutionary track, more in detail:
Lowmass stars denotes in this case all objects which do not develop a convective core during the whole central Hburning phase; the highmass structures are all the others.
For those structures which do not present the Bump along the RGB, we have  arbitrarily  chosen as representative of the key points 6 and 7, two points whose brightness was intermediate between the luminosities corresponding to the key points 5 and 8.
The correspondence between key stages and rows is the following:
For more details about the adopted key stages, please contact one of the authors.
For each chemical composition, we also provide a large set of horizontal branch (HB) models corresponding to the same RGB star progenitor  whose age at the RGB tip is of the order of 12/13Gyrs  but different assumptions about the total stellar mass of the HB structure.
The coding of the file names is as follows: bcdfMpqZghiYlmnaes.nor_c04aes   evolutionary track for a model with > initial mass = b.cdf Mo > initial mass of the RGB progenitor M = p.q Mo > metallicity Z= g.h x 10^(i) > initial He abundance of the RGB progenitor Y = 0.lmn > misture = aplha enhanced (ae)
The suffix "s" indicates models computed by adopting a Standard evolutionary scenario (no atomic diffusion, no overshooting). The suffix "nor" indicates that the evolutionary sequence has been "reduced" to a suitable number of points by fixing some key points  suitable chosen  along the evolutionary track.
Example: 0513m08z104y245aes.nor_c04ae > 0.513 Mo HB model with a canonical RGB progenitor with mass equal to 0.8Mo, metallicity Z=1.0E4 and initial He content equal to Y=0.245. 
Each file contains:
on the fifth line  1) the number of evolutionary points, 2) the global metallicity [M/H], 3) the abundance by mass of metals (Z), 4) the initial He abundance (Y), 5) the inital mass (in solar unit); starting from the ninth line the following quantities are listed (from the ZAHB until the double shell burning or the beginning of the White dwarf cooling sequence):
1 column) the logarithm of the age in years (the age of 1Myr corresponds to the ZAHB); 2 column) the logarithm of the surface luminosity in solar unit; 3 column) the logarithm of the effective temperature (K); 4 column) the visual absolute magnitude; 5 column) the (BV) color; 6 column) the (UB) color; 7 column) the (VI) color; 8 column) the (VR) color; 9 column) the (VJ) color; 10 column) the (VK) color; 11 column) the (VL) color; 12 column) the (HK) color;
The full set of HB tracks can be also downloaded as a single compressed tar archive.
The whole set of HB tracks has been also transferred (as for the evolutionary models from the Main Sequence to the Thermal Pulse phase) to the Stroemgren, Sloan and Walraven systems. Each if These sets of models can be downloaded as a single compressed tar archive. Each file contains:
on the fifth line  1) the number of evolutionary points, 2) the global metallicity [M/H], 3) the abundance by mass of metals (Z), 4) the initial He abundance (Y), 5) the inital mass (in solar unit); starting from the ninth line the following quantities are listed (from the ZAHB until the double shell burning or the beginning of the White dwarf cooling sequence):
Stroemgren system
1 column) the logarithm of the age in years (the age of 1Myr corresponds to the ZAHB); 2 column) the logarithm of the surface luminosity in solar unit; 3 column) the logarithm of the effective temperature (K); 4 column) the y absolute magnitude (My); 5 column) the (ub) colour; 6 column) the (u_0b) colour; 7 column) the (by) colour; 8 column) the m_1 colour index; 9 column) the c_1 colour index; 10 column) the c_1_0 colour index; 11 column) the H_beta colour index; 12 column) the hk colour index;
Sloan system
1 column) the logarithm of the age in years (the age of 1Myr corresponds to the ZAHB); 2 column) the logarithm of the surface luminosity in solar unit; 3 column) the logarithm of the effective temperature (K); 4 column) the g absolute magnitude (Mg); 5 column) the (ug) colour; 6 column) the (gr) colour; 7 column) the (ri) colour; 8 column) the (iz) colour index
Walraven system
1 column) the logarithm of the age in years (the age of 1Myr corresponds to the ZAHB); 2 column) the logarithm of the surface luminosity in solar unit; 3 column) the logarithm of the effective temperature (K); 4 column) the V absolute magnitude (Mv); 6 column) the (VB) colour; 7 column) the (BU) colour; 8 column) the (UW) colour; 9 column) the (BL) colour; 10 column) the (LU) colour index
WFC2 system
1 column) the logarithm of the age in years (the age of 1Myr corresponds to the ZAHB); 2 column) the logarithm of the surface luminosity in solar unit; 3 column) the logarithm of the effective temperature (K); 4 column) the F122W magnitude; 5 column) the F130lp magnitude; 6 column) the F160W magnitude; 7 column) the F165lp magnitude; 8 column) the F170W magnitude; 9 column) the F185W magnitude; 10 column) the F218W magnitude; 11 column) the F255W magnitude; 12 column) the F300W magnitude; 13 column) the F336W magnitude; 14 column) the F380W magnitude; 15 column) the F439W magnitude; 16 column) the F450W magnitude; 17 column) the F555W magnitude; 18 column) the F606W magnitude; 19 column) the F622W magnitude; 20 column) the F675W magnitude; 21 column) the F702W magnitude; 22 column) the F791W magnitude; 23 column) the F814W magnitude; 24 column) the F850lp magnitude;
WFC3(UVIS) system
1 column) the logarithm of the age in years (the age of 1Myr corresponds to the ZAHB); 2 column) the logarithm of the surface luminosity in solar unit; 3 column) the logarithm of the effective temperature (K); 4 column) F218W magnitude; 5 column) F225W magnitude; 6 column) F275W magnitude; 7 column) F336W magnitude; 8 column) F390W magnitude; 9 column) F438W magnitude; 10 column) F475W magnitude; 11 column) F555W magnitude; 12 column) F606W magnitude; 13 column) F625W magnitude; 14 column) F775W magnitude; 15 column) F814W magnitude;
WFC3(IR) system
1 column) the logarithm of the age in years (the age of 1Myr corresponds to the ZAHB); 2 column) the logarithm of the surface luminosity in solar unit; 3 column) the logarithm of the effective temperature (K); 4 column) F098M magnitude; 5 column) F105W magnitude; 6 column) F110W magnitude; 7 column) F125W magnitude; 8 column) F126N magnitude; 9 column) F127M magnitude; 10 column) F128N magnitude; 11 column) F130N magnitude; 12 column) F132N magnitude; 13 column) F139M magnitude; 14 column) F140W magnitude; 15 column) F153M magnitude; 16 column) F160W magnitude; 17 column) F164N magnitude; 18 column) F167N magnitude;
As for the choice of the key stages, we provide some information in the following.
In order to accurately sampling the morphology of the HB tracks we have adopted 9 key stages along the evolutionary track, more in detail:
The correspondence between key stages and rows is the following:
For more details about the adopted key stages, please contact one of the authors.
In case one is interested in the complete evolutionary track (i.e, a non normalized track) as well as to more information about the models (such as burnings, internal structure and so on) we will be pleased to provide them upon request. All comments/suggestions/requests are welcome. We hope that this database will be useful to your work!
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