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2002A&A...384..140A - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 384, 140-144 (2002/3-2)

Using Cepheids to determine the galactic abundance gradient. II. Towards the Galactic Center.

ANDRIEVSKY S.M., BERSIER D., KOVTYUKH V.V., LUCK R.E., MACIEL W.J., LEPINE J.R.D. and BELETSKY Y.V.

Abstract (from CDS):

Based on spectra obtained at the Anglo-Australian Observatory, we present a discussion of the metallicity of the galactic disc derived using Cepheids at galactocentric distances of 4-6kpc. Our new results together with previous gradient determination (Paper I, Andrievsky et al., 2002A&A...381...32A) show that the overall abundance distribution within the galactocentric distances 4-11kpc cannot be represented by a single gradient value. The distribution is more likely bimodal: it is flatter in the solar neighbourhood with a small gradient, and steepens towards the galactic center. The steepening begins at a distance of about 6.6kpc.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: abundances - stars: Cepheids - Galaxy: abundances - Galaxy: evolution

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