We express our sincere thanks to R. L. Kurucz for providing CD-ROMs with new stellar atmoshere models and to T. Mahoney for his careful reading of the manuscript. The work of V. Suleimanov has been made possible by a fellowship of the Tomalla Foundation and is carried out under the research programme of the International Center for Fundamental Physics in Moscow. Also his work has been supported by the ESO C&EE Programme (grant A-03-001), the International Science Foundation (grant RHC300), the Russian Basic Research Foundation (grant 94-02-06352-a). Partial financial support for this work was provided by the Spanish DGES project PB95-1132-C02-01.
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Online publication: January 27, 1998