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Exploring the Local Association : a nearby, young kinematic stream of stars in the solar neighborhood

dc.contributor.advisorJames, David J.
dc.contributor.authorSaling, Chris
dc.descriptionHonors in Astronomy
dc.description.abstractDuring the course of my Honors Research Project, I worked with Dr. David James to determine whether a group of target stars are members of the Local Association. I did this by reducing spectroscopic data, taken by Dr. James, in order to determine the radial velocity and lithium contents of the stars. Using the radial velocity measurements, the kinematics of each star was then defined by determining their U,V,W space motions. Lithium measurements were used to establish star youth and provide further evidence to support membership of the Local Association.en
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dc.publisherVanderbilt University. Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
dc.subjectLocal Associationen
dc.subjectYoung kinematic streamen
dc.subject.lcshStars -- Motion in line of sighten
dc.subject.lcshStars -- Clustersen
dc.subject.lcshEarly starsen
dc.subject.lcshCelestial mechanicsen
dc.subject.lcshStars -- Ageen
dc.titleExploring the Local Association : a nearby, young kinematic stream of stars in the solar neighborhooden
dc.description.collegeCollege of Arts & Science
dc.description.departmentDepartment of Physics & Astronomy

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