On the Metal Abundance of Giants in the Draco Dwarf Galaxy — Preliminary Results of a Spectroscopic Survey

  • T. D. Kinman
  • Robert P. Kraft
  • Nicholas B. Suntzeff
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 88)


Spectrophotometry observations (resolution 8A) have been obtained for nine Draco giants with the IIDS scanner on the KPNO 4 m telescope. A preliminary analysis using K-line equivalents widths shows an order of magnitude range in metal abundance: from +0.5 to -0.5 with respect to [Fe/H] of the giants in M92. The giants of Zinn’s B branch are more metal-poor than those on his A branch but the difference is larger than he deduced.


Globular Cluster Equivalent Width Line Strength Cluster Star Metal Abundance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. D. Kinman
    • 1
  • Robert P. Kraft
    • 2
  • Nicholas B. Suntzeff
    • 2
  1. 1.Kitt Peak National ObservatoryTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Lick ObservatoryUniversity of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA

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