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Metallicity distribution of F-dwarf stars in the solar neighbourhood


A volume-limited sample of F-dwarfs is chosen from Knude (1989) with low radial velocity as well as distance from the sun and compared with the expected model metallicity [Fe/H] distributions, taking the possible chemical inhomogeneity into account. There is found to be an agreement between the two within the error limits of small sampling.

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Rana, N.C., Jana, A.D. Metallicity distribution of F-dwarf stars in the solar neighbourhood. J. Astrophys. Astr. 15, 197–200 (1994).

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Key words

  • Metallicity distribution
  • F-dwarfs
  • star formation