In order to determine the metallicity of a globuar cluster, M3, by using the spectral indices, a kind of index grid has been establshed by stars in globular clusters, M3, M15, M71 and old open cluster, NGC 188. The indices were measured from the medium resolution spectra of about 2 Angstrom. The summed indices were used to determine metallicity in order to increase signals. It is found that the core depth index is measured more accurately and leads result more accurate than the pseudo-equivalent width index. This method can be further improved by including many more calibration globular clusters of various metallicity to make finer grids. By this method, the metallicity of M3 is determined as [Fe/H] = -1.46 +- 0.15.
Journal of Korean Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- October 1996
- GLOBULAR CLUSTER;
- SPECTRAL INDEX