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Identifying M supergiants with Gaia

Wahlgren, Glenn LU ; Lundqvist, Martin LU and Kucinskas, Arunas (2005) Symposium - The Three-Dimensional Universe with Gaia In European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP 576. p.619-622
Abstract
As a group of stars having high luminosity and thus being able to be detected to great distances, massive M supergiants are extremely helpful to the study of the kinematics of the Milky Way. They are also partly responsible for the creation of post iron-group elements through the weak s-process of nucleosynthesis. As there are relatively few classified M supergiants, owing to their rapid pace of evolution, the identification of additional such stars will serve to significantly increase the sample that can be studied, which offers the promise of a higher fidelity in charting the regions of recent star formation in our Galaxy as well as a fuller description of trends that may be detected amongst their chemical compositions. We discuss the... (More)
As a group of stars having high luminosity and thus being able to be detected to great distances, massive M supergiants are extremely helpful to the study of the kinematics of the Milky Way. They are also partly responsible for the creation of post iron-group elements through the weak s-process of nucleosynthesis. As there are relatively few classified M supergiants, owing to their rapid pace of evolution, the identification of additional such stars will serve to significantly increase the sample that can be studied, which offers the promise of a higher fidelity in charting the regions of recent star formation in our Galaxy as well as a fuller description of trends that may be detected amongst their chemical compositions. We discuss the identification of M supergiants using the instrumentation onboard the Gaia satellite, emphasizing the nature of the photometric system that will best serve to classify M stars. (Less)
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Gaia, Supergiants, Nucleosynthesis, M stars
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European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
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576
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619 - 622
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European Space Agency
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Symposium - The Three-Dimensional Universe with Gaia
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0379-6566
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English
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  author       = {Wahlgren, Glenn and Lundqvist, Martin and Kucinskas, Arunas},
  booktitle    = {European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP},
  issn         = {0379-6566},
  keyword      = {Gaia,Supergiants,Nucleosynthesis,M stars},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {619--622},
  publisher    = {European Space Agency},
  title        = {Identifying M supergiants with Gaia},
  volume       = {576},
  year         = {2005},
}