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06 (08.01.1; 08.03.2; 08.09.2 HD 144941;
The iron abundance in helium star HD144941 ?
C.S.Jeffery 1 and P.M.Harrison 2
1 Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DG, Northern Ireland
2 Dept of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SS, Scotland
Received . . . , 1996; accepted . . .
Abstract. The iron abundance in the helium star
HD144941 has been measured from ultraviolet Fe iii lines.
It is 1:9 \Sigma 0:2 dex below solar and confirms the low metal
licity (Z = 0:0003) previously determined from measure
ments of CNO and other light elements. The result is
important because the low CNO metallicity must be re
flected in the irongroup elements in order to explain why