Volume 600, April 2017
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Section||Galactic structure, stellar clusters and populations|
|Published online||12 April 2017|
Chemical characterisation of the globular cluster NGC 5634 associated to the Sagittarius dwarf spheroidal galaxy⋆,⋆⋆
1 INAF–Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, via Ranzani 1, 40127 Bologna, Italy
2 INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Vicolo dell’Osservatorio 5, 35122 Padova, Italy
3 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
4 Monash Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3800, Australia
5 Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Bologna, viale Berti Pichat 6, 40127 Bologna, Italy
6 Department of Astronomy and McDonald Observatory, The University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Received: 3 November 2016
Accepted: 4 January 2017
As part of our on-going project on the homogeneous chemical characterisation of multiple stellar populations in globular clusters (GCs), we studied NGC 5634, associated to the Sagittarius dwarf spheroidal galaxy, using high-resolution spectroscopy of red giant stars collected with VLT/FLAMES. We present here the radial velocity distribution of the 45 observed stars, 43 of which are cluster members, the detailed chemical abundance of 22 species for the seven stars observed with UVES-FLAMES, and the abundance of six elements for stars observed with GIRAFFE. On our homogeneous UVES metallicity scale, we derived a low-metallicity [Fe/H] =−1.867 ± 0.019 ± 0.065 dex (±statistical ±systematic error) with σ = 0.050 dex (7 stars). We found the normal anticorrelations between light elements (Na and O, Mg and Al), a signature of multiple populations typical of massive and old GCs. We confirm the associations of NGC 5634 to the Sgr dSph, from which the cluster was lost a few Gyr ago, on the basis of its velocity and position, and the abundance ratios of α and neutron capture elements.
Key words: stars: abundances / stars: atmospheres / stars: Population II / globular clusters: general / globular clusters: individual: NGC 5634
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