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Near-infrared spectroscopy of the Sun and HD 20010
Compiling a new line list in the near-infrared

D. T. Andreasen, S. G. Sousa, E. Delgado Mena, N. C. Santos, M. Tsantaki, B. Rojas-Ayala, V. Neves


Context. Effective temperature, surface gravity, and metallicity are basic spectroscopic stellar parameters necessary to characterize a star or a planetary system. Reliable atmospheric parameters for FGK stars have been obtained mostly from methods that rely on high resolution and high signal-to-noise optical spectroscopy. The advent of a new generation of high resolution near-infrared (NIR) spectrographs opens the possibility of using classic spectroscopic methods with high resolution and high signal-to-noise in the NIR spectral window.
Aims. We compile a new iron line list in the NIR from a solar spectrum to derive precise stellar atmospheric parameters, comparable to the ones already obtained from high resolution optical spectra. The spectral range covers 10 000 Å to 25 000 Å , which is equivalent to the Y,J,H, and K-bands.
Methods. Our spectroscopic analysis is based on the iron excitation and ionization balance done in local thermodynamic equilibrium. We use a high resolution and high signal-to-noise ratio spectrum of the Sun from the Kitt Peak telescope as a starting point to compile the iron line list. The oscillator strengths (log gf) of the iron lines were calibrated for the Sun. The abundance analysis was done using the MOOG code after measuring equivalent widths of 357 solar iron lines.
Results. We successfully derived stellar atmospheric parameters for the Sun. Furthermore, we analysed HD 20010, a F8IV star, from which we derived stellar atmospheric parameters using the same line list as for the Sun. The spectrum was obtained from the CRIRES-POP database. The results are compatible with the values found in the literature, confirming the reliability of our line list. However, we obtain large errors due to the quality of the data.

Sun: atmosphere – stars: solar-type – techniques: spectroscopic – stars: fundamental parameters – stars: individual: HD 20010

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Astronomy & Astrophysics
Volume 585, Article Number A143, Number of pages 9
2016 January

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Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia