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Astronomy Tea Talks at Caltech

Mondays, Robinson 106
Tea:  4.00pm
Talk: 4.15pm

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2007 - 2008 season:
1 October 2007 Bruno Letarte (CalTech)

"Chemical analysis of the Fornax dwarf galaxy"


Fornax is a nearby dwarf spheroidal galaxy with five globular clusters and a complex star formation history. It is one of the most
massive dwarf spheroidal galaxies in the Local Group. Using VLT/FLAMES, we obtained high resolution (R~20000) spectra for 81
individual Red Giant Branch stars in the central region of Fornax. We used stellar atmosphere models to determine the elemental
abundance of alpha (Mg, Si, Ca, Ti); iron-peak (Cr, Ni); and heavy (Y, Ba, Eu) elements. We compare these new results with our
recent VLT/UVES abundance determinations of individual stars in three Fornax globular clusters and to a similar study made on the
Sculptor dSph.
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