CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 27, No.: 3, year: 1998

Abstract: The position in the HR diagram and the kinematic characteristics of different kinds of CP stars of the upper main sequence are obtained using the LM method of Luri et al. Most of the CP stars are main sequence stars occupying the whole width of the sequence. From a kinematic point of view, they belong to the young disk population (ages < 1.5 Gyr). It has also been found that, on kinematic grounds, the behaviour of Lambda Bootis stars is similar to the one observed for normal stars of the same spectral range. On the other hand, roAp and noAp stars show the same kinematic characteristics. The peculiar velocity distribution function has been decomposed into a sum of three dimensional gaussians and the presence of Pleiades, Sirius and Hyades moving groups has been clearly established. Finally, a small number of CP stars are found to be high-velocity objects.

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