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2007AJ....134.1570D - Astron. J., 134, 1570-1578 (2007/October-0)

The projected rotational velocity distribution of a sample of OB stars from a calibration based on synthetic He I lines.


Abstract (from CDS):

We derive projected rotational velocities (vsini) for a sample of 156 Galactic OB star members of 35 clusters, H II regions, and associations. The He I lines at 4026, 4388, and 4471 Å were analyzed in order to define a calibration of the synthetic He I full widths at half-maximum (FWHMs) versus stellar vsini. A grid of synthetic spectra of He I line profiles was calculated in non-LTE using an extensive helium model atom and updated atomic data. The vsini values for all stars were derived using the He I FWHM calibrations, but also, for those target stars with relatively sharp lines, vsini values were obtained from best-fit synthetic spectra of up to 40 lines of C II, N II, O II, Al III, Mg II, Si III, and S III. This calibration is a useful and efficient tool for estimating the projected rotational velocities of O9-B5 main-sequence stars. The distribution of vsini for an unbiased sample of early B stars in the unbound association Cep OB2 is consistent with the distribution reported elsewhere for other unbound associations.

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Journal keyword(s): Line: Profiles - Stars: Early-Type - Stars: Rotation

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/AJ/134/1570): table1.dat>

CDS comments: Objets R 105 and R 103 are RCW 105 and RCW 103.

Simbad objects: 188

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