Using high dispersion high quality spectra of HD 30963 obtained with the echelle spectrograph SOPHIE at Observatoire de Haute Provence in November 2015, we show that this star, hitherto classified as a B9 III superficially normal star, is actually a new Chemically Peculiar star of the HgMn type. Spectrum synthesis reveals large overabundances of Mn, Sr, Y, Zr , Pt and Hg and pronounced underabundances of He and Ni which are characteristic of HgMn stars. We therefore propose that this interesting object be reclassified as a B9 HgMn star.
SF2A-2016: Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Pub Date:
- December 2016
- stars: individual;
- stars: Chemically Peculiar;
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- 4 pages, 2 figures, SF2A 2016