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Abundances in the galactic spheroid from UVES spectra
Author(s): Raffaele G. Gratton
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Paper Abstract

We present early results on starts of the galatic spheroid obtained using UVES, the cross dispersed echelle spectrography of VLT. Within its two first years of operation, UVES has already allowed major progresses in our views of the early galactic spheroid, including significant improvements in the age estimates and a deeper insight into the processes that lead to metal-enrichment in the Galaxy. Perspectives for the next few years, with the possible use of the multiobject fiber facility FLAMES coupled with both UVES and the new Giraffe spectrographs are briefly outlines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4835, Future Research Direction and Visions for Astronomy, (16 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.456706
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Raffaele G. Gratton, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova/INAF (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4835:
Future Research Direction and Visions for Astronomy
Alan M. Dressler, Editor(s)

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