Age-metallicity relation in solar vicinity from RGB stars

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Döner S., Ak S., Bilir S.

Turkish Physical Society 35th International Physics Congress, TPS 2019, Konacik-Bodrum, Turkey, 4 - 08 September 2019, vol.2178 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2178
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.5135419
  • City: Konacik-Bodrum
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: Galaxy, abundances Galaxy, evolution Galaxy, disc, CHEMICAL EVOLUTION, GALACTIC DISK, F-DWARF, NEIGHBORHOOD
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the age-metallicity relation for evolved stars in the solar vicinity is investigated by using spectroscopic and astrometric data of red giant branch stars (RGB). Spectroscopic data are provided from SDSS IV APOGEE DR14 catalogue and complemented with Gaia DR2 astrometric data. Sample stars are selected by constraining the effective temperature (T-eff) and surface gravity (log g) with the following constraints, 3550 <= T-eff (K) <= 5600 and 0.5 <= log g (cm s(-2)) <= 3.5, respectively. Furthermore, additional constraint are applied on the relative parallax errors (sigma(pi)/pi <= 0.1) and total space velocity errors (S-err <= 9.2 km s(-1)), leaving 62928 stars to study. Moreover, RGB sample is constraint based on the distance to Galactic center (R-gc), alpha and Fe abundances, and distance to Galactic plane (z) of the stars in order to investigate the age-metallicity relation. Analyses show a significant change in metallicity with age for the thin and thick discs RGB stars.