Query : 2004A&A...425..881L

2004A&A...425..881L - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 425, 881-897 (2004/10-3)

Evolutionary synthesis of galaxies at high spectral resolution with the code PEGASE-HR Metallicity and age tracers.


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We present PEGASE-HR, a new stellar population synthesis program generating high resolution spectra (R=10000) over the optical range λλ = 400-680 nm. It links the spectro-photometric model of galaxy evolution PEGASE.2 (Fioc & Rocca-Volmerange 1997) to an updated version of the ELODIE library of stellar spectra observed with the 193 cm telescope at the Observatoire de Haute-Provence (Prugniel & Soubidan, 2001A&A...369.1048P). The ELODIE star set gives a fairly complete coverage of the Hertzprung-Russell (HR) diagram and makes it possible to synthesize populations in the range [Fe/H]=-2 to +0.4. This code is an exceptional tool for exploring signatures of metallicity, age, and kinematics. We focus on a detailed study of the sensitivity to age and metallicity of the high-resolution stellar absorption lines and of the classical metallic indices proposed until now to solve the age-metallicity degeneracy. Validity tests on several stellar lines are performed by comparing our predictions for Lick indices to the models of other groups. The comparison with the lower resolution library BaSeL (Lejeune et al., 1997A&AS..125..229L) confirms the quality of the ELODIE library when used for single stellar populations (SSPs) from 107 to 2x1010yr. Predictions for the evolved populations of globular clusters and elliptical galaxies are given and compared to observational data. Two new high-resolution indices are proposed around the Hγ line. They should prove useful in the analysis of spectra from the new generation of telescopes and spectrographs.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: stellar content - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: abundances - techniques: spectroscopic

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Number of rows : 2
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2024
1 * rho02 Ari LP* 02 55 48.4979998 +18 19 53.902936 8.56 7.44 5.93 3.51 1.34 M6-III: 224 0
2 V* V988 Oph LP* 18 26 52.8363330600 +03 54 49.217099256   9.45 7.93     M5/6III 25 0

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