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

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dc.contributor.advisor James, David J.
dc.contributor.author Saling, Chris
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-15T19:21:22Z
dc.date.available 2008-05-15T19:21:22Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/730
dc.description Honors in Astronomy
dc.description.abstract During 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.format.mimetype application/pdf
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University. Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
dc.subject Astronomy en
dc.subject Local Association en
dc.subject Young kinematic stream en
dc.subject.lcsh Stars -- Motion in line of sight en
dc.subject.lcsh Kinematics en
dc.subject.lcsh Stars -- Clusters en
dc.subject.lcsh Early stars en
dc.subject.lcsh Celestial mechanics en
dc.subject.lcsh Stars -- Age en
dc.title Exploring the Local Association : a nearby, young kinematic stream of stars in the solar neighborhood en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.college College of Arts & Science
dc.description.department Department of Physics & Astronomy


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