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Author Sharma, S. ♦ Pandey, A. K. ♦ Ogura, K. ♦ Mito, H. ♦ Tarusawa, K. ♦ Sagar, R.
Source Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES)
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Open Clusters ♦ Photometric
Abstract In this paper we study the evolution of the core and corona of nine open clusters using the projected radial density profiles derived from homogeneous CCD photometric data obtained with the 105 cm Kiso Schmidt telescope. The age and galactocentric distance of the target clusters vary from 16 to 2000 Myr and 9 to 10.8 kpc, respectively. Barring Be 62, which is a young open cluster, other clusters show a uniform reddening across the cluster region. The reddening in Be 62 varies from E(B -V )min = 0.70 mag to E(B -V ) max = 1.00 mag. The coronae of six of the clusters in the present sample are found to be elongated; however, on the basis of the present sample it is not possible to establish any correlation between the age and shape of the core. The elongated core in the case of the young cluster Be 62 may reflect the initial conditions in the parental molecular cloud. We find that in the galactocentric distance range 9-10 kpc, the core and corona/cluster extent of the clusters increase with the galactocentric distance.
Part of series aj132-1669
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article