Context. Open clusters are ideal laboratories to investigate a variety of astrophysical topics, from the properties of the Galactic disc to stellar-evolution models. Knowing their metallicity and possibly detailed chemical abundances is therefore important. However, the number of systems with chemical abundances determined from high-resolution spectroscopy remains small.
Aims: Our aim is to increase the number of open clusters with radial velocities and chemical abundances determined from high-resolution spectroscopy using publicly available catalogues of surveys in combination with Gaia data.
Methods: Open cluster stars have been identified in the APOGEE and GALAH spectroscopic surveys by cross-matching their latest data releases with stars for which high-probability astrometric membership has been derived in many clusters on the basis of the Gaia second data release.
Results: Radial velocities were determined for 131 and 14 clusters from APOGEE and GALAH data, respectively. This is the first radial-velocity determination from high-resolution spectra for 16 systems. Iron abundances were obtained for 90 and 14 systems from APOGEE and GALAH samples, respectively. To our knowledge 66 of these clusters (57 in APOGEE and 9 in GALAH) do not have previous determinations in the literature. For 90 and 7 clusters in the APOGEE and GALAH samples, respectively, we also determined average abundances for Na, Mg, Al, Si, Ca, Cr, Mn, and Ni.
Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Pub Date:
- March 2019
- stars: abundances;
- open clusters and associations: general;
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
- 20 pages, accepte for publication in Astronomy &