Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 454, 179-184 (2006/7-4)
Photometric survey of marginally investigated open clusters. I. Basel 11b, King 14, Czernik 43.
NETOPIL M., MAITZEN H.M., PAUNZEN E. and CLARET A.
Abstract (from CDS):
To progress in galactic studies based on open clusters, e.g. cluster formation rate or kinematical properties, one needs to improve the number of open clusters observed. However, only half of the 1700 known galactic open clusters have been properly observed so far, making any statistical investigation insignificant, especially at larger distances from the Sun. We study marginally investigated or neglected open clusters with Bessell CCD BVR photometry, whose data were used to fit isochrones to the individual color-magnitude diagrams. We examined the galactic clusters Basel 11b, King 14 and Czernik 43, the last being observed for the first time to this extent. As well as a careful comparison to available photometry, their parameters such as age, interstellar reddening, distance and apparent diameter were determined. The obtained cluster properties were verified by near infrared 2MASS data. The three investigated intermediate age clusters are all located in the galactic disk with distances between 1.8 and 3.0kpc from the Sun.
techniques: photometric - Galaxy: open clusters and associations: general
VizieR on-line data:
<Available at CDS (J/A+A/454/179): table1.dat table2.dat table3.dat>
Table 1: Cl* Basel 11 NMP NN (Nos 1-73). Table 2: Cl* King 14 NMP NNN (Nos 1-136). Table 3: Cl* Czernik 43 NMP NNN (Nos 1-154).
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