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Volume 12, Issue 4


Stellar Populations of the Galactic Disk: Metallicity Distribution and Kinematics

S. Bartašiūtė
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  • Astronomical Observatory of Vilnius University, Čiurlionio 29, Vilnius, LT-03100, Lithuania
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/ Z. Aslan
  • Physics Department, Akdeniz University, 07058 Antalya, Turkey Turkey
  • TUBITAK National Observatory, Akdeniz Universitesi Yerleskesi, 07058 Antalya, Turkey
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/ R. P. Boyle
  • Vatican Observatory Research Group, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, United States of America
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/ N. V. Kharchenko / L. P. Ossipkov
  • Department of Space Technologies and Applied Astrodynamics, St. Petersburg State University, Universitetskij pr. 28, St. Petersburg 198504, Russian Federation
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/ J. Sperauskas
Published Online: 2017-02-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2017-0078


Metallicities and distances have been determined from Vilnius photometry for an in situ sample of nearly 650 stars in eight proper-motion fields at high Galactic latitudes. For half of these stars, radial velocities have been measured with the CORAVEL spectrometer, which allowed us to derive spatial velocities and Galactic orbits. In this contribution we present a status report on our results for the stellar content of the Galactic disk, with emphasis given to specific aspects of distinguishing the thick-disk stars from the old thin-disk population.

Keywords: stars; abundances; kinematics; Galaxy; abundances; solar neighborhood; stellar populations


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Received: 2003-12-20

Published Online: 2017-02-08

Published in Print: 2003-12-01

Citation Information: Open Astronomy, Volume 12, Issue 4, Pages 539–546, ISSN (Online) 2543-6376, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2017-0078.

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