Chilean researchers investigate chemical composition of globular cluster NGC 6553

Chilean researchers investigate chemical composition of globular cluster NGC 6553

Utilizing the Very Large Telescope (VLT), cosmologists from Chile have played out a compound investigation of an example of stars in the globular bunch NGC 6553. Consequences of this examination, accessible in a paper distributed March 12 on the arXiv pre-print worker, shed all the more light on the synthetic creation of this bunch.

Globular bunches (GCs) are assortments of firmly bound stars circling cosmic systems. Stargazers see them as characteristic research centers empowering concentrates on the development of stars and universes. Specifically, globular bunches could help scientists better comprehend the arrangement history and advancement of early sort systems, as the source of GCs is by all accounts firmly connected to times of serious star development.

Found approximately 19,500 light years away, NGC 6553 is a metal-rich GC in the lump of the Milky Way system. The bunch is around 13 billion years of age and has a mass of roughly 235,000 sun powered masses. Albeit a few investigations of NGC 6553 have been directed, still little is thought about its compound creation.

A group of space experts, driven via Carolina Montecinos of the University of Concepción, Chile, has now completed a compound examination of NGC 6553 to an example of more than 100 goliath stars, researching the information essentially from the FLAMES/GIRAFFE spectrograph on VLT. The investigation was supplemented by results from VISTA Variables in the Vía Láctea (VVV) study Data Release 2 (DR2) of ESA’s Gaia satellite.

“In this work, we have understood a substance investigation of the lump globular group NGC 6553 to an example of 116 goliath stars both in the flat branch as monster branch, utilizing the FLAMES/GIRAFFE spectrograph. (…) Then, we have understood an examination between NGC 6553 and other close by swell globular bunches, just as with other universe globular groups and field stars from the lump, the circle and radiance of the Milky Way,” the specialists wrote in the paper.

The examination tracked down that the explored stars in NGC 6553 exhibit excess of five alpha components—oxygen, magnesium, silicon, calcium and titanium. This is in concurrence with all GCs in the Milky Way’s lump, as they likewise have comparable excess of alpha components.

Also, a vertical anticolerration of sodium-oxygen was recognized, as there is a spread in sodium, yet the variety in oxygen is negligible. Such anticolerration happens in different groups of the galactic lump.

Besides, the examination didn’t track down an inborn variety in the substance of alpha and iron-top components. The space experts noticed that this is in concurrence with the pattern of the galactic lump field stars, what recommends a comparable birthplace and advancement.

The mean iron substance of the example of stars in NGC 6553 was discovered to be at a degree of – 0.1. Nonetheless, no significant spread in the iron substance was recognized by the investigation. Sources : Phys