Volume 379, Number 3, December I 2001
|Page(s)||976 - 991|
|Section||Stellar structure and evolution|
|Published online||15 December 2001|
Chromospheric activity, lithium and radial velocities of single late-type stars possible members of young moving groups *,**
Departamento de Astrofísica, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Corresponding author: D. Montes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 26 September 2001
We present here high resolution echelle spectra taken during three observing runs of 14 single late-type stars identified in our previous studies (Montes et al. [CITE], hereafter Paper I) as possible members of different young stellar kinematic groups (Local Association (20-150 Myr), Ursa Major group (300 Myr), Hyades supercluster (600 Myr), and IC 2391 supercluster (35 Myr)). Radial velocities have been determined by cross correlation with radial velocity standard stars and used together with precise measurements of proper motions and parallaxes taken from Hipparcos and Tycho-2 Catalogues, to calculate Galactic space motions (U, V, W) and to apply Eggen's kinematic criteria. The chromospheric activity level of these stars have been analysed using the information provided for several optical spectroscopic features (from the Ca ii H & K to Ca ii IRT lines) that are formed at different heights in the chromosphere. The Li i λ6707.8 Å line equivalent width (EW) has been determined and compared in the EW(Li i) versus spectral type diagram with the EW(Li i) of stars members of well-known young open clusters of different ages, in order to obtain an age estimation. All these data allow us to analyse in more detail the membership of these stars in the different young stellar kinematic groups. Using both, kinematic and spectroscopic criteria we have confirmed PW And, V368 Cep, V383 Lac, EP Eri, DX Leo, HD 77407, and EK Dra as members of the Local Association and V834 Tau, UMa, and GJ 503.2 as members of the Ursa Major group. A clear rotation-activity dependence has been found in these stars.
Key words: stars: activity / stars: chromospheres / stars: late-type / stars: abundances / stars: kinematics / galaxy: open clusters and associations: general
Based on observations made with the 2.2 m telescope of the German-Spanish Astronomical Centre, Calar Alto (Almería, Spain), operated by the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, jointly with the Spanish National Commission for Astronomy, with the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT), operated on the island of La Palma jointly by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, in the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, and with the Isaac Newton Telescope (INT) operated on the island of La Palma by the Isaac Newton Group in the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias.
© ESO, 2001
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