The RAVE survey obtains moderate-resolution (R ~ 7500) spectroscopy of relatively bright stars in the region of the Ca triplet, and derives estimates of stellar atmospheric parameters (Teff, log g, and [Fe/H]) and abundance estimates for a limited number of elements. The RAVE sample is selected on apparent magnitude, effectively removing the biases typically associated with searches for metal-poor stars such as metallicity, evolutionary status, or Galactic population membership. For the past several years, we have been obtaining medium-resolution (R ~ 1800) spectroscopy over a much wider wavelength range, from 3700 Å to 5500 Å, for RAVE stars with estimated metallicities from the RAVE pipeline of [Fe/H] < −1.8.
Based on these observations, we use the well-tested n-SSPP pipeline to obtain atmospheric parameter estimates, as well as measurements of [C/Fe], for over 1,700 metal-poor star candidates. We present an analysis of the distribution of carbon-enhancement in the relatively local volume of the Galaxy as a function of metallicity, location, and kinematics. Our results are useful to test the RAVE parameter estimates, and add to the growing number of known carbon-enhanced metal-poor (CEMP) stars for future high-resolution follow-up.