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The RAVE survey: Rich in very metal-poor stars

Fulbright, J.P.; Wyse, Rosemary F G; Ruchti, Gregory R; Gilmore, Gerard; Grebel, E.; Bienayme, O; Binney, J; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Campbell, R; Freeman, Kenneth; Gibson, Bradley K; Helmi, Amina; Munari, U; Navarro, J F; Parker, Quentin A; Reid, W; Steinmetz, Matthias; Watson, Fred G


Very metal-poor stars are of obvious importance for many problems in chemical evolution, star formation, and galaxy evolution. Finding complete samples of such stars which are also bright enough to allow high-precision individual analyses is of considerable interest. We demonstrate here that stars with iron abundances [Fe/H] < -2 dex, and down to below -4 dex, can be efficiently identified within the Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) survey of bright stars, without requiring additional...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/724/1/L104


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