Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy

, Volume 18, Issue 2–3, pp 161–227 | Cite as

Radial velocities andDDO, BV photometry of Henry Draper G5-M stars near the North Galactic Pole

  • K. M. Yoss
  • R. F. Griffin


Radial velocities are given for some 900 stars within 15‡ of the North Galactic Pole, including almost all such stars classified G5 or later in theHenry Draper Catalogue. Luminosities, two-dimensional spectral classes, composition indices, and distances are derived for the majority of the sample throughDDO andBV photometry. More than half of the stars are classified as G5-K5 giants: they show a clear relationship between composition and velocity dispersion for the two Galactic componentsV andW, and a less well-defined trend forU. Four abundance groups exhibit characteristics which imply association with, respectively, the thick disk, old thin disk, young thin disk, and Roman’s “4150” group. The sample is contained within l kpc of the Galactic plane, and no trends with distance are evident.


North Galactic Pole radial velocities BV andDDO photometry space velocities abundances Galactic structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. M. Yoss
    • 1
  • R. F. Griffin
    • 2
  1. 1.Astronomy DepartmentUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.The ObservatoriesCambridgeEngland

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