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2001ApJ...556..858M - Astrophys. J., 556, 858-871 (2001/August-1)

Oxygen abundances in metal-poor stars (-2.2<[Fe/H]←1.2) from infrared OH lines.


Abstract (from CDS):

Infrared OH lines at 1.55-1.56 µm in the H band were obtained with the Phoenix high-resolution spectrograph at the 2.1 m telescope of the Kitt Peak National Observatory for a sample of 14 metal-poor stars. Detailed analyses of the sample stars have been carried out, deriving stellar parameters based on two methods: (a) spectroscopic parameters and (b) infrared flux method (IRFM) effective temperatures, trigonometric gravities, and metallicities from Fe II lines. The Fe I lines present in the H-band region observed were well fitted by the stellar parameters within Δ[Fe/H]≤0.15 dex. The oxygen abundances were derived from fits of spectrum synthesis calculations to the infrared OH lines. CO lines in the H and K bands were obtained for a subsample in order to determine their carbon abundances. Adopting the spectroscopic parameters, a mean oxygen-to-iron ratio of [O/Fe]~0.52 is obtained, whereas using the IRFM temperatures, Hipparcos gravities, and [Fe II/H], [O/Fe]~0.25 is found. A mean of the two methods gives a final value of [O/Fe]~0.4 for the metallicity range -2.2<[Fe/H]←1.2 of the sample metal-poor stars.

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Journal keyword(s): Infrared: Stars - Stars: Abundances - Stars: Late-Type - Stars: Population II

Simbad objects: 17

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