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Automated procedure to derive fundamental parameters of B and A stars: Application to the young cluster NGC 3293

Aydi, E. ; Gebran, M. ; Monier, R. ; Royer, F. ; Lobel, A. ; Blomme, R.

published in SF2A-2014: Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics, pp. 451-455 (2014)

Abstract: This work describes a procedure to derive several fundamental parameters such as the effective temperature, surface gravity, equatorial rotational velocity and microturbulent velocity. In this work, we have written a numerical procedure in Python which finds the best fit between a grid of synthetic spectra and the observed spectra by minimizing a standard chi-square. LTE model atmospheres were calculated using the ATLAS9 code and were used as inputs to the spectrum synthesis code SYNSPEC48 in order to compute a large grid of synthetic Balmer line profiles. This new procedure has been applied to a large number of new observations (GIRAFFE spectra) of B and A stars members of the young open cluster NGC3293. These observations are part of the GAIA ESO Survey. Takeda's procedure was also used to derive rotational velocities and microturbulent velocities. The results have been compared to previous determinations by other authors and are found to agree with them. As a first result, we concluded that using this procedure, an accuracy of ± 200 K could be achieved in effective temperature and ± 0.2 dex in surface gravities.

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