The Astrophysical Journal
Department of Physics and Astronomy
PG 1002+506 is found to be a Be star, one of three found so far by the Palomar-Green survey. Its spectrum is classified as a B5 ± 1 Ve, with Teff = 14,900 ± 1200, log g = 4.2 ± 0.2, and v sin i = 340 ± 50 km s-1. At b = +51°, its height above the Galactic plane would therefore be z = +10.8 kpc, putting this apparently young, rapidly rotating star well into the Galactic halo. Its heliocentric radial velocity is found to be -2 ± 15 km s-1, consistent with either having been formed in the Galactic disk and subsequently ejected or having been formed in the halo.
Dartmouth Digital Commons Citation
Ringwald, F. A.; Rolleston, W. R. J.; Saffer, R. A.; and Thorstensen, John R., "PG 1002+506: A Be Star Apparently at z > +10 Kiloparsecs" (1998). Dartmouth Scholarship. 2278.