The Open Cluster Chemical Abundances and Mapping Survey. II. Precision Cluster Abundances for APOGEE Using SDSS DR14

Donor, J.; Frinchaboy, Peter M.; Cunha, Katia; Thompson, Benjamin; O’Connell, Julia; Zasowski, Gail; Jackson, Kelly M.; Meyer McGrath, Brianne; Almeida, Andrés; Bizyaev, Dmitry et al.
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The Astronomical Journal, Volume 156, Issue 4, article id. 142, 14 pp. (2018).

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The Open Cluster Chemical Abundances and Mapping (OCCAM) survey aims to produce a comprehensive, uniform, infrared-based spectroscopic data set for hundreds of open clusters, and to constrain key Galactic dynamical and chemical parameters from this sample. This second contribution from the OCCAM survey presents analysis of 259 member stars with [Fe/H] determinations in 19 open clusters, using Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 14 (SDSS/DR14) data from the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment and ESA Gaia. This analysis, which includes clusters with R GC ranging from 7 to 13 kpc, measures an [Fe/H] gradient of ‑0.061 ± 0.004 dex kpc‑1. We also confirm evidence of a significant positive gradient in the α-elements ([O/Fe], [Mg/Fe], and [Si/Fe]) and present evidence for a significant negative gradient in iron-peak elements ([Mn/Fe] and [Ni/Fe]).
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