He report the first results from a program to monitor the stars in the Carney and Latham (1985) halo survey for velocity variations due to orbital motion. From the sample of 300 stars with high space velocities, 24 spectroscopie binaries candidates have been identified.
The Halo Survey of Carney and Latham (1985) has identified approximately 300 stars with space velocities greater than 200 km sec−l compared to the local standard of rest. The radial velocities of these stars have been monitored for typically two years, and at least 24 show evidence of possible variation. These stars are listed in Table I, which gives the star name, the number of observations, the number of days between the first and last observations, the mean velocity, the RMS, the U, V, and W velocities, and the speed compared to the galactic rest frame.
The error of a single measurement is perhaps ± 0.7 km sec−1, but depends to some extent on the metallicity and the quality of the spectrum. For a star to be included in Table I as a binary candidates we have chosen a threshold of ± 2.0 km sec−1 for the RMS, or approximately 3 sigma. We plan to monitor the radial velocities of these binary candidates closely over the next few years. We also plan to obtain b-y and V-K colors to search for the light of possible companions.