Query : 2019A&A...627A..40E

2019A&A...627A..40E - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 627A, 40-40 (2019/7-1)

NLTE modelling of integrated light spectra. Abundances of barium, magnesium, and manganese in a metal-poor globular cluster.


Abstract (from CDS):

Aims. We study the effects of non-local thermodynamic equilibrium (NLTE) on the abundance analysis of barium, magnesium, and manganese from integrated light spectroscopy, as typically applied to the analysis of extra-galactic star clusters and galaxies. In this paper, our reference object is a synthetic simple stellar population (SSP) representing a mono-metallic α-enhanced globular cluster with the metallicity [Fe/H]=-2.0 and the age of 11Gyr. Methods. We used the MULTI2.3 program to compute LTE and NLTE equivalent widths of spectral lines of MgI, MnI, and BaII ions, which are commonly used in abundance analyses of extra-galactic stellar populations. We used ATLAS12 model atmospheres for stellar parameters sampled from a model isochrone to represent individual stars in the model SSP. The NLTE and LTE equivalent widths calculated for the individual stars were combined to calculate the SSP NLTE corrections. Results. We find that the NLTE abundance corrections for the integrated light spectra of the metal-poor globular cluster are significant in many cases, and often exceed 0.1dex. In particular, LTE abundances of Mn are consistently under-estimated by 0.3dex for all optical lines of MnI studied in this work. On the other hand, BaII, and MgI lines show a strong differential effect: the NLTE abundance corrections for the individual stars and integrated light spectra are close to zero for the low-excitation lines, but they amount to - 0.15dex for the strong high-excitation lines. Our results emphasise the need to take NLTE effects into account in the analysis of spectra of individual stars and integrated light spectra of stellar populations.

Abstract Copyright: © P. Eitner et al. 2019

Journal keyword(s): stars: abundances - stars: atmospheres - techniques: spectroscopic - radiative transfer - line: formation - globular clusters: general

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Number of rows : 5
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 NAME LMC G 05 23 34.6 -69 45 22     0.4     ~ 16984 1
2 NGC 4372 GlC 12 25 45.43 -72 39 32.7   10.86 9.85     ~ 295 0
3 M 56 GlC 19 16 35.57 +30 11 00.5           ~ 409 0
4 M 15 GlC 21 29 58.33 +12 10 01.2           ~ 3103 0
5 M 30 GlC 21 40 22.12 -23 10 47.5     7.10     ~ 1025 0

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