GLOBULAR and OPEN CLUSTERS OBSERVED by SDSS/SEGUE: The GIANT STARS

Heather L. Morrison, Zhibo Ma, James L. Clem, Deokkeun An, Thomas Connor, Andrew Schechtman-Rook, Luca Casagrande, Constance Rockosi, Brian Yanny, Paul Harding, Timothy C. Beers, Jennifer A. Johnson, Donald P. Schneider

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Abstract

We present griz observations for the clusters M92, M13 and NGC 6791 and gr photometry for M71, Be 29 and NGC 7789. In addition we present new membership identifications for all these clusters, which have been observed spectroscopically as calibrators for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)/SEGUE survey; this paper focuses in particular on the red giant branch stars in the clusters. In a number of cases, these giants were too bright to be observed in the normal SDSS survey operations, and we describe the procedure used to obtain spectra for these stars. For M71, we also present a new variable reddening map and a new fiducial for the gr giant branch. For NGC 7789, we derived a transformation from Teff to g-r for giants of near solar abundance, using IRFM Teff measures of stars with good ugriz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7
JournalAstronomical Journal
Volume151
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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