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A pair of reddened young star clusters in Centaurus

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Author(s):
Bica, E. ; Ortolani, S. ; Momany, Y. ; Dutra, C. M. ; Barbuy, B. [5]
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; v. 352, n. 1, p. 226-232, July 2004.
Field of knowledge: Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy
Abstract

Photometry in the BVI and JHK bands is presented for the first time for the southern open clusters Danks 1 and 2, located in the Centaurus region. They are relatively rich and compact, and projected at approximately 4 arcmin from each other. The clusters are very reddened, with AV= 8.1 ± 0.45 and 9.3 ± 0.6, respectively. They are young clusters, with ages of approximately 10 Myr, and may be related to the 305° H ii region complex in the area. Distances from the Sun of d⊙≈ 3.6 ± 0.5 and 3.4 ± 0.2 kpc are derived for Danks 1 and 2. They might form a physical cluster pair. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 00/10406-4 - Chemical evolution and stellar populations of the galaxy, magellanic clouds and elliptical galaxies, based on spectroscopy and imaging
Grantee:Beatriz Leonor Silveira Barbuy
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants