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2001MNRAS.325..931R - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 325, 931-962 (2001/August-2)

A search for previously unrecognized metal-poor subdwarfs in the Hipparcos astrometric catalogue.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have identified 317 stars included in the Hipparcos astrometric catalogue that have parallaxes measured to a precision of better than 15 per cent, and the location of which in the (MV,(B-V)T) diagram implies a metallicity comparable to or less than that of the intermediate-abundance globular cluster M5. We have undertaken an extensive literature search to locate Strömgren, Johnson/Cousins and Walraven photometry for over 120 stars. In addition, we present new UBV(RI)C photometry of 201 of these candidate halo stars, together with similar data for a further 14 known metal-poor subdwarfs. These observations provide the first extensive data set of RCIC photometry of metal-poor, main-sequence stars with well-determined trigonometric parallaxes. Finally, we have obtained intermediate-resolution optical spectroscopy of 175 stars.

47 stars still lack sufficient supplementary observations for population classification; however, we are able to estimate abundances for 270 stars, or over 80 per cent of the sample. The overwhelming majority have near-solar abundance, with their inclusion in the present sample stemming from errors in the colours listed in the Hipparcos catalogue. Only 44 stars show consistent evidence of abundances below [Fe/H]=-1.0. Nine are additions to the small sample of metal-poor subdwarfs with accurate photometry. We consider briefly the implication of these results for cluster main-sequence fitting.

Abstract Copyright: The Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): stars: abundances - subdwarfs - Galaxy: halo

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/MNRAS/325/931): table1.dat>

CDS comments: Table 10 : G 112-56 not identified (not in Giclas lists).

Simbad objects: 430

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