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2005BaltA..14..495C - Baltic Astronomy, 14, 495-510 (2005/December-0)

Washington photometry of red giants in five galactic globular clusters.

CLARIA J.J., TORRES M.C. and AHUMADA A.V.

Abstract (from CDS):

Surface metal abundances and effective temperatures of 165 stars in the Galactic globular clusters NGC288, NGC6397, NGC6656, NGC7078 and NGC7089 are determined from photoelectric photometry in the Washington system. Mean cluster metal abundances are determined by the two-color diagram (TCD) technique described by Geisler et al. (1991). The resulting metallicities are compared with those derived by the standard giant branches (SGBs) method developed by Geisler and Sarajedini (1999). Although both methods provide metallicities in reasonably good agreement, we find that the SGBs technique yields metallicities in a better agreement with the existing metallicity scales. This is due to the higher metallicity sensitivity of the SGBs method as well as to its lower sensitivity to reddening and photometric errors.

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Journal keyword(s): methods: observational - techniques: photometric: Washington system - globular clusters - metal abundances

CDS comments: in ref list DA COSTA 1990AJ....100..162D instead of AJ.100.1623

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