LAMPSS: Lancaster Astrophysics Metal Poor Star Search

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Research teamOlivia Bray, Theory Lead; Sam Dicker, Error analysis Lead; Ellie Worrell, Coordinator; Karolina Wresilo, Data Lead; Jack Bagness, Communications Lead; Niam Patel, Administrator/WP Lead.


We aim to find the most metal-poor stars away from the Sun and towards the halo of the Milky Way.

Plot of normalised flux against wavelength for a 5000K star at varying stellar metallicities, showing how much the CaHK changes. We explore a narrow-band filter that targets this region of stars to hunt for metal poor stars.

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