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2005A&A...436..379W - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 436, 379-390 (2005/6-2)

Analysis of medium resolution spectra by automated methods - Application to M55 and ω Centauri.


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We have employed feedforward neural networks trained on synthetic spectra in the range 3800 to 5600Å with resolutions of ∼2-3Å to determine metallicities from spectra of about 1000 main-sequence turn-off, subgiant and red giant stars in the globular clusters M55 and ω Cen. The overall metallicity accuracies are of the order of 0.15 to 0.2dex. In addition, we tested how well the stellar parameters logg and Teff can be retrieved from such data without additional colour or photometric information. We find overall uncertainties of 0.3 to 0.4dex for logg and 140 to 190K for Teff. In order to obtain some measure of uncertainty for the determined values of [Fe/H], logg and Teff, we applied the bootstrap method for the first time to neural networks for this kind of parametrization problem. The distribution of metallicities for stars in ω Cen clearly shows a large spread in agreement with the well known multiple stellar populations in this cluster.

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Journal keyword(s): globular clusters: individual: ω Centauri - globular clusters: individual: M55 - stars: fundamental parameters - methods: data analysis - techniques: spectroscopic - stars: abundances

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