Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 454, 2863-2889 (2015/December-2)
Empirical metallicity-dependent calibrations of effective temperature against colours for dwarfs and giants based on interferometric data.
HUANG Y., LIU X.-W., YUAN H.-B., XIANG M.-S., CHEN B.-Q. and ZHANG H.-W.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present empirical metallicity-dependent calibrations of effective temperature against colours for dwarfs of luminosity classes IV and V and for giants of luminosity classes II and III, based on a collection from the literature of about two hundred nearby stars with direct effective temperature measurements of better than 2.5 per cent. The calibrations are valid for an effective temperature range 3100-10 000 K for dwarfs of spectral types M5 to A0 and 3100-5700 K for giants of spectral types K5 to G5. A total of 21 colours for dwarfs and 18 colours for giants of bands of four photometric systems, i.e. the Johnson (UBVRJIJJHK), the Cousins (RCIC), the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (gr) and the Two Micron All Sky Survey (JHKs), have been calibrated. Restricted by the metallicity range of the current sample, the calibrations are mainly applicable for disc stars ([Fe/H] ≳ - 1.0). The normalized percentage residuals of the calibrations are typically 2.0 and 1.5 per cent for dwarfs and giants, respectively. Some systematic discrepancies at various levels are found between the current scales and those available in the literature (e.g. those based on the infrared flux method or spectroscopy). Based on the current calibrations, we have re-determined the colours of the Sun. We have also investigated the systematic errors in effective temperatures yielded by the current on-going large-scale low- to intermediate-resolution stellar spectroscopic surveys. We show that the calibration of colour (g - Ks) presented in this work provides an invaluable tool for the estimation of stellar effective temperature for those on-going or upcoming surveys.
© 2015 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2015)
techniques: interferometric - techniques: photometric - stars: abundances - stars: atmospheres - stars: fundamental parameters
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