MyGIsFOS: an automated code for parameter determination and detailed abundance analysis in cool stars

Дата и время публикации : 2013-11-21T21:00:07Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
L. Sbordone (Zentrum fuer Astronomie der Universitaet Heidelberg, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Universite Paris Diderot)
E. Caffau (Zentrum fuer Astronomie der Universitaet Heidelberg, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Universite Paris Diderot)
P. Bonifacio (GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Universite Paris Diderot)
S. Duffau (Zentrum fuer Astronomie der Universitaet Heidelberg)

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Коментарии к cтатье: 15 pages, 14 figures, accepted for publication by A&A
Первичная категория: astro-ph.IM

Все категории : astro-ph.IM, astro-ph.SR

Краткий обзор статьи: The current and planned high-resolution, high-multiplexity stellar spectroscopic surveys, as well as the swelling amount of under-utilized data present in public archives have led to an increasing number of efforts to automate the crucial but slow process to retrieve stellar parameters and chemical abundances from spectra. We present MyGIsFOS, a code designed to derive atmospheric parameters and detailed stellar abundances from medium – high resolution spectra of cool (FGK) stars. We describe the general structure and workings of the code, present analyses of a number of well studied stars representative of the parameter space MyGIsFOS is designed to cover, and examples of the exploitation of MyGIsFOS very fast analysis to assess uncertainties through Montecarlo tests. MyGIsFOS aims to reproduce a “traditional” manual analysis by fitting spectral features for different elements against a precomputed grid of synthetic spectra. Fe I and Fe II lines can be employed to determine temperature, gravity, microturbulence, and metallicity by iteratively minimizing the dependence of Fe I abundance from line lower energy and equivalent width, and imposing Fe I – Fe II ionization equilibrium. Once parameters are retrieved, detailed chemical abundances are measured from lines of other elements. MyGIsFOS replicates closely the results obtained in similar analyses on a set of well known stars. It is also quite fast, performing a full parameter determination and detailed abundance analysis in about two minutes per star on a mainstream desktop computer. Currently, its preferred field of application are high-resolution and/or large spectral coverage data (e.g UVES, X-Shooter, HARPS, Sophie).

Category: Physics