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Author Pandey, A. K. ♦ Mahra, H. S. ♦ Sagar, R.
Source Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES)
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Mass Function ♦ Star Clusters ♦ Mass Segregation
Abstract The effect of mass segregation on cluster mass function has been studied and it is found that the slope of the mass function is steeper in the outer part of the open clusters. Since derived dynamical relaxation time is always larger than the age of the cluster, it is inferred that the observed mass segregation might have taken place at the time of cluster formation.
Part of series basi20-287
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article