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2002MNRAS.332..705C - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 332, 705-713 (2002/May-3)

The intermediate-age open cluster NGC 2158.


Abstract (from CDS):

We report on UBVRI CCD photometry of two overlapping fields in the region of the intermediate-age open cluster NGC 2158 down to V =21. By analysing colour-colour (CC) and colour-magnitude diagrams (CMDs) we infer a reddening E (B -V )=0.55±0.10, a distance of 3600±400pc, and an age of about 2Gyr. Synthetic CMDs constructed with these parameters (but fixing E (B -V )=0.60 and [Fe/H]=-0.60), and including binaries, field contamination and photometric errors, yield a good description of the observed CMD. The elongated shape of the clump of red giants in the CMD is interpreted as resulting from a differential reddening of about ΔE (B -V )=0.06 across the cluster, in the direction perpendicular to the Galactic plane. NGC 2158 turns out to be an intermediate-age open cluster with an anomalously low metal content. The combination of these parameters, together with the analysis of the cluster orbit, suggests that the cluster belongs to the old thin disc population.

Abstract Copyright: 2002 Blackwell Science Ltd

Journal keyword(s): Hertzsprung-Russell (HR) diagram - open clusters and associations: general - open clusters and associations: individual: NGC 2158

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