Karovicova, I., White, T. R., Nordlander, T., Lind, K., Casagrande, L., Ireland, M. J., Huber, D., Creevey, O., Mourard, D., Schaefer, G. H., Gilmore, G., Chiavassa, A., Wittkowski, M., Jofré, P., Heiter, U., Thévenin, F., Asplund, M.
Accurate effective temperatures of the metal-poor benchmark stars HD 140283, HD 122563, and HD 103095 from CHARA interferometry
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, Volume 475, Issue 1
Large stellar surveys of the Milky Way require validation with reference to a set of `benchmark’ stars whose fundamental properties are well determined. For metal-poor benchmark stars, disagreement between spectroscopic and interferometric effective temperatures has called the reliability of the temperature scale into question. We present new interferometric measurements of three metal-poor benchmark stars, HD 140283, HD 122563, and HD 103095, from which we determine their effective temperatures. The angular sizes of all the stars were determined from observations with the PAVO beam combiner at visible wavelengths at the CHARA array, with additional observations of HD 103095 made with the VEGA instrument, also at the CHARA array. Together with photometrically derived bolometric fluxes, the angular diameters give a direct measurement of the effective temperature. For HD 140283, we find θ
Keywords: standards, techniques: interferometric, surveys, stars: individual: HD 103095, stars: individual: HD 122563, stars: individual: HD 140283