New Results From Bright Metal-Poor Stars In The Hamburg/Eso Survey
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We present an abundance analysis of BE 1327-2326, currently the most iron-poor star known, based on a newly acquired VLT spectrum. The ID abundance pattern is corrected for 3D effects. The 3D iron abundance is [Fe/H] = -5.9, while the CNO elements of the star are extremely overabundant [CNO[Fe] similar to 3 to 4). The cosmologically important element Li is still not detected; the new upper limit is A (Li) < 0.6. A new analysis of the medium-resolution data of the sample of bright metal-poor stars from the Hamburg/ESO Survey (HES) was carried out. We are using this sample to obtain clues to the chemical nature of the early Universe by investigating the kinematic properties of the sample. Based on estimated [Fe/H] and [C/Fe], we are also able to use the sample to test a formation mechanism for low-mass metal-poor stars.