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Chemical Composition of the Carbon-rich, Extremely Metal Poor Star CS 29498-043: A New Class of Extremely Metal Poor Stars with Excesses of Magnesium and Silicon

Aoki, Wako; Norris, John; Ryan, Sean G; Beers, Timothy C; Anderson, W G


We analyze a high-resolution, high signal-to-noise ratio spectrum of the carbon-rich, extremely metal poor star CS 29498-043, obtained with the Subaru Telescope High Dispersion Spectrograph. We find its iron abundance is extremely low ([Fe/H] = -3.7), placing it among the few stars known with [Fe/H] ≤ -3.5, while Mg and Si are significantly overabundant ([Mg/Fe] = +1.8 and [Si/Fe] = +1.1) compared with stars of similar metallicity without carbon excess. Overabundances of N and Al were also...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1086/343761


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