EXPORT: Spectral classification and projected rotational velocities of Vega-type and pre-main sequence stars

A Mora, B Merìn, E Solano, B Montesinos, D de Winter, C Eiroa, R Ferlet, CA Grady, JK Davies, LF Miranda, RD Oudmaijer, J Palacios, A Quirrenbach, AW Harris, Andrew Collier Cameron

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Abstract

In this paper we present the first comprehensive results extracted from the spectroscopic campaigns carried out by the EXPORT (EXoPlanetary Observational Research Team) consortium. During 1998-1999, EXPORT carried out an intensive observational effort in the framework of the origin and evolution of protoplanetary systems in order to obtain clues on the evolutionary path from the early stages of the pre-main sequence to stars with planets already formed. The spectral types of 70 stars, and the projected rotational velocities, v sin i, of 45 stars, mainly Vega-type and pre-main sequence, have been determined from intermediate- and high-resolution spectroscopy, respectively. The first part of the work is of fundamental importance in order to accurately place the stars in the HR diagram and determine the evolutionary sequences; the second part provides information on the kinematics and dynamics of the stars and the evolution of their angular momentum. The advantage of using the same observational configuration and methodology for all the stars is the homogeneity of the set of parameters obtained. Results from previous work are revised, leading in some cases to completely new determinations of spectral types and projected rotational velocities; for some stars no previous studies were available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-131
Number of pages16
JournalAstronomy & Astrophysics
Volume378
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001

Keywords

  • stars : fundamental parameters
  • stars : pre-main sequence
  • stars : rotation
  • HERBIG AE/BE STARS
  • T-TAURI STARS
  • HIGH-RESOLUTION SPECTROSCOPY
  • BETA-PICTORIS
  • EFFECTIVE TEMPERATURES
  • LITHIUM ABUNDANCES
  • CIRCUMSTELLAR DISK
  • GIANTS
  • VARIABILITY
  • SEARCH

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