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Hankey, W (2014) Milky way halo objects, IC 4499 and the large magellanic cloud. PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

The work described in this thesis is that of the candidate alone,
except where otherwise acknowledged in the text. The observations
of IC 4499 at the AAT were carried out by my supervisor Dr. Andrew
A. Cole but the candidate was responsible for the reduction
process and all subsequent analysis. The IC 4499 material in this
thesis was published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronom-
ical Society, volume 411, pages 1536 to 1546, March 2011, with the
candidate as first author and with Dr. Cole as co-author contributing
part of the discussion. MNRAS hold the copyright for that
content, and access to the material should be sought from the journal.
The remaining non published content of the thesis may be made
available for loan and limited copying and communication in accordance
with the Copyright Act 1968. The Monte Carlo Markov Chain
program to estimate the velocity dispersion and mass in IC 4499 was
scripted in R by Dr. Simon Wotherspoon. The candidate substantially
adapted the code and methodology to the larger problem of
estimation of LMC rotation model parameters. LMC target selection,
field plate setup, sky-fibre, and guide star placement were all
carried out by the candidate, Dr. Cole travelled to the AAT to assist
with the final LMC observations. Reduction and analysis of the
LMC data is that of the candidate alone. Dr. Cole performed a
calibration check of the LMC metallicity results and Appendix D
is entirely his work. Thanks to Dr. Cole for encouragement, discussions
and assistance. Observations at the Mount Pleasant radio
telescope supporting the JAXA Selene Moon mission resulted in a
co-author credit in Radio Science, volume 45, number 2, April 2010.
Travel support for observing was provided by the Anglo-Australian
Observatory (AAO). The AAO was funded by the British and Australian
governments. Thanks to AAT support astronomer Dr. Rob
Sharp and night assistant Winston Campbell for their assistance
during the observing run.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: astronomy spectroscopy Galactic halo globular cluster
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Chapter 3 has been published as: Radial velocity and metallicity of the globular cluster IC4499 obtained with AAOmega. This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
©: 2010 the authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

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