Journal Article

A search for new members of the β Pictoris, Tucana–Horologium and ε Cha moving groups in the RAVE data base

L. L. Kiss, A. Moór, T. Szalai, J. Kovács, D. Bayliss, G. F. Gilmore, O. Bienaymé, J. Binney, J. Bland-Hawthorn, R. Campbell, K. C. Freeman, J. P. Fulbright, B. K. Gibson, E. K. Grebel, A. Helmi, U. Munari, J. F. Navarro, Q. A. Parker, W. Reid, G. M. Seabroke, A. Siebert, A. Siviero, M. Steinmetz, F. G. Watson, M. Williams, R. F. G. Wyse and T. Zwitter

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 411, issue 1, pages 117-123
Published in print February 2011 | ISSN: 0035-8711
Published online January 2011 | e-ISSN: 1365-2966 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17660.x
A search for new members of the β Pictoris, Tucana–Horologium and ε Cha moving groups in the RAVE data base

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We report on the discovery of new members of nearby young moving groups, exploiting the full power of combining the Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) survey with several stellar age diagnostic methods and follow-up high-resolution optical spectroscopy. The results include the identification of one new and five likely members of the β Pictoris moving group, ranging from spectral types F9 to M4 with the majority being M dwarfs, one K7 likely member of the ε Cha group and two stars in the Tucana–Horologium association. Based on the positive identifications, we foreshadow a great potential of the RAVE data base in progressing towards a full census of young moving groups in the solar neighbourhood.

Keywords: stars: kinematics and dynamics; open clusters and associations: individual: β Pictoris moving group; open clusters and associations: individual: Tucana–Horologium association; open clusters and associations: individual: ε Cha association

Journal Article.  5087 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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