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2004MNRAS.348.1157H - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 348, 1157-1163 (2004/March-2)

BVRI photometry of the galactic globular cluster NGC 6779.

HATZIDIMITRIOU D., ANTONIOU V., PAPADAKIS I., KALTSA M., PAPADAKI C., PAPAMASTORAKIS I. and CROKE B.F.W.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present B, V, R and I photometry for NGC 6779 (M56), a metal-poor globular cluster in the galactic halo. The observations were performed using the 1.3-m telescope at Skinakas Observatory, in Crete. The reddening of the cluster was found to be E (B -V) = 0.32±0.02 [E (V -I) = 0.43±0.02], significantly higher than previous estimates. The metal abundance of the cluster was derived from various parametrizations of red giant branch characteristics and it was found to be [Fe/H]ZW=-2.20±0.12 dex on the Zinn-West metallicity scale, or [Fe/H]CG=-2.00±0.21 dex on the Carretta-Gratton scale. The distance modulus of the cluster is estimated to be (m -M)V= 15.62 ± 0.26 (or 14.62, if we correct for the reddening to the cluster). The horizontal branch of NGC 6779 shows a clear gap at (B -V)o= 0.0. Finally, the revised value for the metallicity of NGC 6779 led to a revision of its age to 13 Gyr, using the age-index calibrations of Salaris & Weiss.

Abstract Copyright: 2004 RAS

Journal keyword(s): globular clusters: individual: NGC 6779 (M56) - galaxies: haloes

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