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J/AJ/140/500  Kimematics of horizontal-branch stars from SDDSS-DR7 (Chen+, 2010)

Metallicity and kinematic distributions of red horizontal-branch stars from the SDSS survey. Chen Y.Q., Zhao G., Zhao J.K., Xue X.X., Schuster W.J. <Astron. J., 140, 500-509 (2010)> =2010AJ....140..500C
ADC_Keywords: Stars, nearby ; Stars, horizontal branch ; Space velocities Keywords: Galaxy: disk - Galaxy: halo - Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics - stars: horizontal-branch Abstract: On the basis of a recently derived color-metallicity relation and stellar parameters from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7 spectroscopic survey, a large sample of red horizontal-branch (RHB) candidates have been selected to serve as standard candles. The metallicity and kinematic distributions of these stars indicate that they mainly originate from the thick-disk and the halo populations. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 122 5391 Identifications, stellar parameters, coordinates, and spatial velocities
See also: II/294 : The SDSS Photometric Catalog, Release 7 (Adelman-McCarthy+, 2009) : SDSS Home Page Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 6 I6 --- Plate SDSS plate number 7- 12 I6 --- MJD SDSS mjd number 13- 18 I6 --- Fiber SDSS fiber number 19- 26 F8.3 [Sun] [Fe/H] Iron-to-hydrogen ratio 27- 34 F8.3 kpc Z Distance to the Galactic plane 35- 42 F8.3 kpc d Distance to the Sun 43- 50 F8.3 mag gmag0 SDSS g magnitude after reddening correction 51- 62 F12.6 deg RAdeg Right Ascension (J2000.0) 63- 74 F12.6 deg DEdeg Declination (J2000.0) 75- 86 F12.6 deg GLON Galactic longitude 87- 98 F12.6 deg GLAT Galactic latitude 99-106 F8.1 km/s Uvel Galactic U-velocity component 107-114 F8.1 km/s Vvel Galactic V-velocity component 115-122 F8.1 km/s Wvel Galactiv W-velocity component
Acknowledgements: CHEN Yuqin, cyq(at)
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 10-Sep-2010
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