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J/AJ/121/1040   PMS members of upper Scorpius OB association (Preibisch+, 2001)

A large spectroscopic survey for young low-mass members of the upper Scorpius OB association. Preibisch T., Guenther E., Zinnecker H. <Astron. J. 121, 1040 (2001)> =2001AJ....121.1040P
ADC_Keywords: Clusters, open ; Stars, pre-main sequence ; Equivalent widths Keywords: open clusters and associations: individual (Scorpius-Centaurus) - stars: mass function - stars: pre-main-sequence Abstract: We present the results of a large intermediate-resolution spectroscopic survey for pre-main-sequence (PMS) stars in the Upper Scorpius OB association, the nearest region of recent massive star formation. Utilizing the 2dF multiobject spectrograph at the Anglo-Australian Telescope, we obtained spectra of 576 stars with magnitudes 12.5≤R≤16.5 in a 6°2 area in Upper Scorpius. Among these objects we were able to identify 98 new PMS stars, nearly all of them M-type stars, by their strong lithium absorption lines. We place the new PMS stars into the H-R diagram and find that their ages agree well with the mean age of 5Myr determined in our earlier investigation based on a smaller sample of stars. The number of low-mass (0.1M≲M*≲0.5M_☉) members is at least as high as expected from the known number of high-mass (M*≳3M) association members and from recent determinations of the field star initial mass function. Thus, there is no deficit of low-mass stars in Upper Scorpius. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 38 100 Li-rich stars in Upper Scorpius detected in our 2dF survey
See also: J/A+A/333/619 : Upper Scorpius OB association Lithium survey (Preibisch+ 1998) J/AJ/124/404 : Upper Scorpius OB association Lithium survey. II. (Preibisch, 2002) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 A3 --- 2dF [2dF] 4- 18 A15 --- [PGZ2001] Star name (1) 20- 23 F4.2 0.1nm EWLi Li 6708Å equivalent width (in Å) 24 A1 --- u_EWLi Uncertainty flag on EWLi 26- 30 F5.1 0.1nm EWHa Hα equivalent width (in Å) 31 A1 --- u_EWHa Uncertainty flag on EWHa 33- 35 A3 --- SpType Spectral type 36 A1 --- u_SpType Uncertainty flag on SpType 38 A1 --- f_[PGZ2001] Flag on [PGZ2001] (2)
Note (1): Position coordinates in [PGZ2001] are in a HHMMSS.s-DDMMSS format. In Simbad, the are identified as [PGZ2001] JHHMMSS.s-DDMMSS Note (2): Star with a strongly veiled spectrum. Object might be identical to RXJ 1614.3-1906b from Martin et al. (1998AJ....115..351M)
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Greg Schwarz [AAS], Patricia Bauer [CDS] 07-Oct-2002
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