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Sofia Feltzing

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A study of the metal-rich, thick disk globular cluster NGC5927, A stellar inventory

Author

  • Jennifer Simmerer
  • Sofia Feltzing
  • F. Primas

Summary, in English

We present a list of 72 radial velocity member stars in the metal-rich globular cluster NGC5927. The radial velocities are based on multiepoch, multifibre spectra. We identify 46 RGB/HB stars and 26 turn-off stars that are radial velocity members in the cluster. This cluster is situated quite close to the disk and hence fore-and/or background contamination, especially in the outskirts of the cluster, can be quite severe. Fortunately, the cluster has a radial velocity (we determine it to v(r) = -104.03 +/- 5.03 km s(-1)) that sets it clearly apart from the bulk velocities of the surrounding, background, and foreground stellar populations. Hence, our identification of members is clean and we can quantify a 50% contamination when stars in the outer part of the cluster are selected solely based on position in the color-magnitude diagram as opposed to selections based on radial velocities.

Department/s

  • Lund Observatory

Publishing year

2013

Language

English

Publication/Series

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Volume

556

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

EDP Sciences

Topic

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Keywords

  • globular clusters: individual: NGC 5927

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0004-6361