Binks, AS and Jeffries, RD and Ward, JL (2017) Searching for new young stars in the northern hemisphere: The Pisces Moving Group. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. ISSN 0035-8711

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Abstract

Using the kinematically unbiased technique described in Binks, Jeffries & Maxted (2015), we present optical spectra for a further 122 rapidly-rotating (rotation periods <6 days), X-ray active FGK stars, selected from the SuperWASP survey. We identify 17 new examples of young, probably single stars with ages of <200 Myr and provide additional evidence for a new northern hemisphere kinematic association: the Pisces Moving Group (MG). The group consists of 14 lithium-rich G- and K-type stars, that have a dispersion of only ∼3 km s−1 in each Galactic space velocity coordinate. The group members are approximately co-eval in the colour-magnitude diagram, with an age of 30–50 Myr, and have similar, though not identical, kinematics to the Octans-Near MG. stars: low-mass, stars: pre-main-sequence

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Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2017 The Authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: stars, low-mass, pre-main-sequence
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB460 Astrophysics
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2017 09:18
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 10:16
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4009

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