AAS Meeting #193 - Austin, Texas, January 1999
Session 45. Spectral Observations of Stars
Display, Thursday, January 7, 1999, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibits Hall 1

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[45.07] Abundances in A-type Horizontal Branch Stars

R. Wilhelm (University of Texas), V. V. Smith (University of Texas at El Paso)

As part of a program to explore correlations between abundance anomilies and physical parameters (e.g. Teff, vsini) in horizontal branch stars, we present preliminary results from high-resolution (R ~18,000) spectral observations of a small sample of A-type, horizontal branch stars. The sample was obtained using the 2.1m telescope and Sandiford Echelle at McDonald Observatory. A total of six standard FHB stars were observed including two, HD 130095 and HD 167105, which have been previously shown by Adleman and Philip to posses anomalously low [Ca/Fe] values. We have also obtained observations of eight of the brighter (B = 11.5-12.5) FHB stars from the HK objective-prism survey and two BHB stars from the globular cluster, M4. We will present abundance results that include [Ca/Fe], [Mg/Fe], and vsini values for the sample along with O and Na results for the two M4 stars. Our findings will be compared to previously published results for cluster BHB and field HB stars.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: wilhelm@puck.as.utexas.edu

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