Volume 423, Number 2, August IV 2004
|Page(s)||507 - 516|
|Section||Galactic structure, stellar clusters, and populations|
|Published online||06 August 2004|
The metal content of the bulge globular cluster NGC 6528 *,**
Universidad Catolica de Chile, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Casilla 306, Santiago 22, Chile e-mail: [mzoccali;dante]@astro.puc.cl
2 Princeton University Observatory, Peyton Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
3 Universidade de São Paulo, IAG, Rua do Matão 1226, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo 05508-900, Brazil e-mail: email@example.com
4 Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, 92195 Meudon Cedex, France e-mail: Vanessa.Hill@obspm.fr
5 Università di Padova, Dipartimento di Astronomia, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 2, 35122 Padova, Italy e-mail: [ortolani;momany]@pd.astro.it
6 European Southern Observatory, Karl Schwarzschild Strasse 2, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany e-mail: [arenzini;lpasquin]@eso.org
7 Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Departamento de Astronomia, CP 15051, Porto Alegre 91501-970, Brazil e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
8 UCLA, Department of Physics & Astronomy, 8979 Math-Sciences Building, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1562, USA e-mail: email@example.com
Accepted: 10 May 2004
High resolution spectra of five stars in the bulge globular cluster NGC 6528 were obtained at the 8m VLT UT2-Kueyen telescope with the UVES spectrograph. Out of the five stars, two of them showed evidence of binarity. The target stars belong to the horizontal and red giant branch stages, at K. Multiband V, I, J, H, K s photometry was used to derive initial effective temperatures and gravities. The main purpose of this study is the determination of metallicity and elemental ratios for this template bulge cluster, as a basis for the fundamental calibration of metal-rich populations. The present analysis provides a metallicity and the α-elements O, Mg and Si, show [ α/Fe] ≈ +0.1, whereas Ca and Ti are around the solar value or below, resulting in an overall metallicity Z ≈ .
Key words: Galaxy: bulge / globular clusters: individual: NGC 6528 / stars: abundances / stars: atmospheres
Observations collected both at the European Southern Observatory, Paranal and La Silla, Chile (ESO programme 65.L-0340) and with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, obtained at the Space Telescope Science Institute, operated by AURA Inc. under contract to NASA.
© ESO, 2004
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