The Chemical Composition Of Cernis 52 (BD+31 Degrees 640)

dc.contributor.utaustinauthorLambert, David L.en_US
dc.creatorHernandez, J. I. G.en_US
dc.creatorIglesias-Groth, S.en_US
dc.creatorRebolo, R.en_US
dc.creatorGarcia-Hernandez, D. Anibalen_US
dc.creatorManchado, A.en_US
dc.creatorLambert, David L.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe present an abundance analysis of the star Cernis 52 in whose spectrum we recently reported the naphthalene cation in absorption at 6707.4 angstrom. This star is on a line of sight to the Perseus molecular complex. The analysis of high-resolution spectra using a chi(2)-minimization procedure and a grid of synthetic spectra provides the stellar parameters and the abundances of O, Mg, Si, S, Ca, and Fe. The stellar parameters of this star are found to be T(eff) = 8350 +/- 200 K, log(g/cm s(2))= 4.2 +/- 0.4 dex. We derived a metallicity of [Fe/H] = -0.01 +/- 0.15. These stellar parameters are consistent with a star of similar to 2 M(circle dot) in a pre-main-sequence evolutionary stage. The stellar spectrum is significantly veiled in the spectral range lambda lambda 5150-6730 angstrom up to almost 55% of the total flux at 5150 angstrom and decreasing toward longer wavelengths. Using Johnson-Cousins and Two Micron All Sky Survey photometric data, we determine a distance to Cernis 52 of 231(-85)(+135) pc considering the error bars of the stellar parameters. This determination places the star at a similar distance to the young cluster IC 348. This together with its radial velocity, v(r) = 13.7 +/- 1 kms(-1), its proper motion and probable young age support Cernis 52 as a likely member of IC 348. We determine a rotational velocity of v sin i = 65 +/- 5 kms(-1) for this star. We confirm that the stellar resonance line of Li I at 6707.8 angstrom is unable to fit the broad feature at 6707.4 angstrom. This feature should have a interstellar origin and could possibly form in the dark cloud L1470 surrounding all the cluster IC 348 at about the same distance.en_US
dc.description.departmentMcDonald Observatoryen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEU MEXT-CT-2004-014265en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWelch Foundation of Houston, Texas F-634en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSpanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSpanish Ministry of Education and Science AYA2007-64748en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) NAS5-2555en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (NSF)en_US
dc.identifier.citationHern�ndez, JI Gonz�lez, S. Iglesias-Groth, R. Rebolo, D. A. Garc�a-Hern�ndez, A. Manchado, and D. L. Lambert. "The chemical composition of cernis 52 (BD+ 31 640)." The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 706, No. 1 (Nov., 2009): 866.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofserialAstrophysical Journalen_US
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dc.subjectism: abundancesen_US
dc.subjectism: lines and bandsen_US
dc.subjectism: moleculesen_US
dc.subjectstars: individual ([c93]52, bd+31 640)en_US
dc.subjectblack-hole binaryen_US
dc.subjecta-type starsen_US
dc.subjectanomalous microwave emissionen_US
dc.subjectcluster ic-348en_US
dc.subjectsecondary staren_US
dc.subjectic 348en_US
dc.subjectbalmer linesen_US
dc.subjectmass starsen_US
dc.subjectastronomy & astrophysicsen_US
dc.titleThe Chemical Composition Of Cernis 52 (BD+31 Degrees 640)en_US

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