The APOGEE value-added catalogue of Galactic globular cluster stars

Ricardo P. Schiavon, Siân G. Phillips, Natalie Myers, Danny Horta, Dante Minniti, Carlos Allende Prieto, Borja Anguiano, Rachael L. Beaton, Timothy C. Beers, Joel R. Brownstein, Roger E. Cohen, José G. Fernández-Trincado, Peter M. Frinchaboy, Henrik Jönsson, Shobhit Kisku, Richard R. Lane, Steven R. Majewski, Andrew C. Mason, Szabolcs Mészáros, Guy S. Stringfellow

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We introduce the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)/ Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) value-added catalogue of Galactic globular cluster (GC) stars. The catalogue is the result of a critical search of the APOGEE Data Release 17 (DR17) catalogue for candidate members of all known Galactic GCs. Candidate members are assigned to various GCs on the basis of position in the sky, proper motion, and radial velocity. The catalogue contains a total of 7737 entries for 6422 unique stars associated with 72 Galactic GCs. Full APOGEE DR17 information is provided, including radial velocities and abundances for up to 20 elements. Membership probabilities estimated on the basis of precision radial velocities are made available. Comparisons with chemical compositions derived from the GALactic Archaeology with HERMES (GALAH) survey, as well as optical values from the literature, show good agreement. This catalogue represents a significant increase in the public data base of GC star chemical compositions and kinematics, providing a massive homogeneous data set that will enable a variety of studies. The catalogue in fits format is available for public download from the SDSS-IV DR17 value-added catalogue website.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1393-1407
Number of pages15
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2024


  • catalogues
  • Galaxy: abundances
  • globular clusters: general
  • stars: abundances

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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