The Discovery of the Chemical Composition - Kinematics Connection in the 1950's
Author: Roman, N.G.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 267, Numbers 1-4, 1999 , pp. 37-44(8)
Abstract:This paper reviews the recognition that kinematic characteristics of stars are related to their spectroscopic appearance on low and intermediate dispersion spectra. These differences result from the differences in the abundances of metals as determined from high dispersion spectra. Presumably, these abundance differences reflect differences in age. The high-velocity carbon stars share the molecular peculiarities of the high-velocity oxygen giants but, because of the greater strength of the bands of carbon-containing molecules, exhibit them to a greater degree.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Hughes STX (NASA Astronomical Data Center) Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.A. email@example.com
Publication date: January 1, 1999