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The Metallicity of the Pleiades

Soderblom, David R. and Laskar, Tanmoy and Valenti, Jeff A. and Stauffer, John R. and Rebull, Luisa M. (2009) The Metallicity of the Pleiades. Astronomical Journal, 138 (5). pp. 1292-1295. ISSN 0004-6256.

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We have measured the abundances of Fe, Si, Ni, Ti, and Na in 20 Pleiades stars with T_(eff) values near solar and with low v sin i using high-resolution, high signal-to-noise echelle spectra. We have validated our procedures by also analyzing 10 field stars of a range of temperatures and metallicities that were observed by Valenti and Fischer. Our result for the Pleiades is [Fe/H] = +0.03 ± 0.02 ± 0.05 (statistical and systematic). The average of published measurements for the Pleiades is +0.042 ± 0.021.

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Soderblom, David R.0000-0002-0322-8161
Laskar, Tanmoy0000-0003-1792-2338
Valenti, Jeff A.0000-0003-3305-6281
Stauffer, John R.0000-0003-3595-7382
Rebull, Luisa M.0000-0001-6381-515X
Additional Information:© 2009 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2009 April 29; accepted 2009 August 26; published 2009 September 23.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
Subject Keywords:open clusters and associations: individual (Pleiades) – stars: abundances
Issue or Number:5
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Official Citation:The Metallicity of the Pleiades David R. Soderblom, Tanmoy Laskar, Jeff A. Valenti, John R. Stauffer, and Luisa M. Rebull 2009 The Astronomical Journal 138 1292-1295 doi: 10.1088/0004-6256/138/5/1292
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ID Code:16563
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:04 Nov 2009 22:23
Last Modified:09 Mar 2020 13:19

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