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2018ApJ...855...38T - Astrophys. J., 855, 38-38 (2018/March-1)

The metal-poor non-Sagittarius (?) globular cluster NGC 5053: orbit and Mg, Al, and Si abundances.

TANG B., FERNANDEZ-TRINCADO J.G., GEISLER D., ZAMORA O., MESZAROS S., MASSERON T., COHEN R.E., GARCIA-HERNANDEZ D.A., DELL'AGLI F., BEERS T.C., SCHIAVON R.P., SOHN S.T., HASSELQUIST S., ROBIN A.C., SHETRONE M., MAJEWSKI S.R., VILLANOVA S., SCHIAPPACASSE ULLOA J., LANE R.R., MINNTI D., ROMAN-LOPES A., ALMEIDA A. and MORENO E.

Abstract (from CDS):

Metal-poor globular clusters (GCs) exhibit intriguing Al-Mg anti-correlations and possible Si-Al correlations, which are important clues to decipher the multiple-population phenomenon. NGC 5053 is one of the most metal-poor GCs in the nearby universe and has been suggested to be associated with the Sagittarius (Sgr) dwarf galaxy, due to its similarity in location and radial velocity with one of the Sgr arms. In this work, we simulate the orbit of NGC 5053, and argue against a physical connection between Sgr and NGC 5053. On the other hand, the Mg, Al, and Si spectral lines, which are difficult to detect in the optical spectra of NGC 5053 stars, have been detected in the near-infrared APOGEE spectra. We use three different sets of stellar parameters and codes to derive the Mg, Al, and Si abundances. Regardless of which method is adopted, we see a large Al variation, and a substantial Si spread. Along with NGC 5053, metal-poor GCs exhibit different Mg, Al, and Si variations. Moreover, NGC 5053 has the lowest cluster mass among the GCs that have been identified to exhibit an observable Si spread until now.

Abstract Copyright: © 2018. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): globular clusters: individual: NGC 5053 - stars: abundances - stars: evolution

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