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Mapping the Galactic Halo. VI. Spectroscopic Measures of Luminosity and Metallicity

Morrison, Heather; Norris, John; Mateo, Mario; Harding, Paul; Olszewski, Edward W; Shectman, Stephen; Dohm-Palmer, Robbie C; Helmi, Amina; Freeman, Kenneth


We present our calibration of spectroscopic measures of luminosity and metallicity for halo giant candidates and give metallicities and distances for our first sample of spectroscopically confirmed giants. These giants have distances ranging from 15 to 83 kpc. As surveys reach farther into the Galaxy's halo with K giant samples, identification of giants becomes more difficult. This is because the numbers of foreground halo K dwarfs rise for V magnitudes of 19-20, typical for halo giants at ∼...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomical Journal
DOI: 10.1086/374231


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