Radial velocities, rotations, and duplicity of a sample of early F-type dwarfs*
Astronomical Observatory, Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, Physics & Geophysics, Juliane Maries Vej 30, DK - 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
2 Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
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Accepted: 17 February 1997
We present new radial and rotational velocities for 595 nearby early F dwarfs, based on digital spectra cross-correlated with individually optimised synthetic template spectra. The selection of optimum templates, the determination of rotational velocities, and the extraction of velocities from the blended spectra of double-lined spectroscopic binaries are discussed in some detail. We find 170 spectroscopic binaries in the sample and determine orbits for 18 double-lined and 2 single-lined binaries, including some spectroscopic triples. 73 stars are listed with too rapid rotation to yield useful radial velocities (i.e. > 120 ). We discuss the binary frequency in the sample, and the influence of unrecognised binaries on the definition of clean metallicity groups of young F dwarfs and the determination of their kinematical properties.
Key words: methods: statistical / techniques: radial velocities / stars: binaries: spectroscopic / stars: kinematics / Galaxy: solar neighbourhood
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