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2009MNRAS.396.1895C - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 396, 1895-1914 (2009/July-2)

Mg and TiO spectral features at the near-IR: spectrophotometric index definitions and empirical calibrations.


Abstract (from CDS):

Using the near-infrared spectral stellar library of Cenarro et al., the behaviour of the Mgi line at 8807 Å and nearby TiO bands is analyzed in terms of the effective temperature, surface gravity and metallicity of the library stars. New spectroscopic indices for both spectral features - namely MgI and sTiO - are defined, and their sensitivities to different signal-to-noise ratios, spectral resolutions, flux calibrations and sky emission-line residuals are characterized. The two new indices exhibit interesting properties. In particular, MgI is a good indicator of the Mg abundance, whereas sTiO is a powerful dwarf-to-giant discriminator for cold spectral types. Empirical fitting polynomials that reproduce the strength of the new indices as a function of the stellar atmospheric parameters are computed, and a fortran routine with the fitting function predictions is made available. A thorough study of several error sources, non-solar [Mg/Fe] ratios and their influence on the fitting function residuals is also presented. From this analysis, an [Mg/Fe] underabundance of ∼ -0.04 is derived for the Galactic open cluster M67.

Abstract Copyright: © 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2009 RAS

Journal keyword(s): stars: abundances - stars: fundamental parameters - globular clusters: general - galaxies: stellar content

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/MNRAS/396/1895): table1.dat table10.dat>

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