Astron. J., 122, 207-219 (2001/July-0)
Metallicities for double-mode RR Lyrae stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
BRAGAGLIA A., GRATTON R.G., CARRETTA E., CLEMENTINI G., DI FABRIZIO L. and MARCONI M.
Abstract (from CDS):
Metallicities for six double-mode RR Lyrae stars (RRd's) in the Large Magellanic Cloud have been estimated using the ΔS method. The derived [Fe/H] values are in the range [Fe/H]=-1.09 to -1.78 (or -0.95 to -1.58, adopting a different calibration of [Fe/H] versus ΔS). Two stars in our sample are at the very metal-rich limit of all RRd's for which metal abundance has been estimated, either by direct measure (for field objects) or on the basis of the hosting system (for objects in globular clusters or external galaxies). These metal abundances, coupled with mass determinations from pulsational models and the Petersen diagram, are used to compare the mass-metallicity distribution of field and cluster RR Lyrae variables. We find that field and cluster RRd's seem to follow the same mass-metallicity distribution, within the observational errors, strengthening the case for uniformity of properties between field and cluster variables. At odds to what is usually assumed, we find no significant difference in mass for RR Lyrae variables in globular clusters of different metallicity and Oosterhoff types, or there may even be a difference contrary to the commonly accepted one, depending on the metallicity scale adopted to derive the masses. This ``unusual'' result for the mass-metallicity relation is probably due, at least in part, to the inclusion of updated opacity tables in the computation of metal-dependent pulsation models.
Galaxies: Magellanic Clouds - Stars: Abundances - Stars: Oscillations - Stars: Variables: Other - Techniques: Spectroscopic
Table 8: NGC 2419 V39 not in 1993ApJ...412..183C, misprint?
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