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2005ApJ...620L..43O - Astrophys. J., 620, L43-L46 (2005/February-2)

Statistical confirmation of a stellar upper mass limit.


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We derive the expectation value for the maximum stellar mass (mmax) in an ensemble of N stars, as a function of the initial mass function (IMF) upper mass cutoff (mup) and N. We statistically demonstrate that the upper IMF of the local massive star census observed thus far in the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds clearly exhibits a universal upper mass cutoff around 120-200 Mfor a Salpeter IMF, although the result is more ambiguous for a steeper IMF.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxies: Stellar Content - Galaxy: Open Clusters and Associations: General - Stars: Early-Type - Stars: Fundamental Parameters - Stars: Luminosity Function, Mass Function - Stars: Statistics

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