A detailed abundance analysis of 5 giants of the metal-rich bulge globular cluster NGC 6553 was carried out using high resolution infrared spectra in the H band, obtained at the Gemini-South 8m telescope. JK photometry collected at ESO and VI photometry from the Hubble Space Telescope are used to derive effective temperatures. The present analysis provides a metallicity [Fe/H] = -0.20±0.10. An overabundance of oxygen of [O/Fe] = +0.20 is found from IR OH lines.
Astronomy and astrophysics. Les Ulis. Vol. 411, no. 3 (Dec. 2003), p. 417-426