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Distance determination for RAVE stars using stellar models

Breddels, M. A.; Smith, Martin C; Helmi, Amina; Bienayme, O; Binney, J; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Boeche, C; Burnett, B. C. M.; Campbell, R; Freeman, Kenneth; Gibson, Bradley K; Gilmore, Gerard


Aims: We develop a method for deriving distances from spectroscopic data and obtaining full 6D phase-space coordinates for the RAVE survey's second data release. Methods: We used stellar models combined with atmospheric properties from RAVE (effective temperature, surface gravity and metallicity) and (J - Ks) photometry from archival sources to derive absolute magnitudes. In combination with apparent magnitudes, sky coordinates, proper motions from a variety of sources and radial velocities...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/200912471


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