Astron. J., 142, 127 (2011/October-0)
A UBVI and uvbyCaHβ analysis of the intermediate-age open cluster, NGC 5822.
CARRARO G., ANTHONY-TWAROG B.J., COSTA E., JONES B.J. and TWAROG B.A.
Abstract (from CDS):
NGC 5822 is a richly populated, moderately nearby, intermediate-age open cluster covering an area larger than the full moon on the sky. A CCD survey of the cluster on the UBVI and uvbyCaHβ systems shows that the cluster is superposed upon a heavily reddened field of background stars with E(B - V) > 0.35 mag, while the cluster has small and uniform reddening at E(b - y) = 0.075±0.008 mag or E(B - V) = 0.103±0.011 mag, based upon 48 and 61 probable A and F dwarf single-star members, respectively. The errors quoted include both internal photometric precision and external photometric uncertainties. The metallicity derived from 61 probable single F-star members is [Fe/H] = -0.058±0.027 (sem) from m1 and 0.010±0.020 (sem) from hk, for a weighted average of [Fe/H] = -0.019±0.023, where the errors refer to the internal errors from the photometry alone. With reddening and metallicity fixed, the cluster age and apparent distance modulus are obtained through a comparison to appropriate isochrones in both VI and BV, producing 0.9 ± 0.1 Gyr and 9.85±0.15, respectively. The giant branch remains dominated by two distinct clumps of stars, though the brighter clump seems a better match to the core-He-burning phase while the fainter clump straddles the first-ascent red giant branch. Four potential new clump members have been identified, equally split between the two groups. Reanalysis of the UBV two-color data extending well down the main sequence shows it to be optimally matched by reddening near E(B - V) = 0.10 rather than the older value of 0.15, leading to [Fe/H] between -0.16 and 0.00 from the ultraviolet excess of the unevolved dwarfs. The impact of the lower reddening and younger age of the cluster on previous analyses of the cluster is discussed.
open clusters and associations: general - open clusters and associations: individual: NGC 5822
VizieR on-line data:
<Available at CDS (J/AJ/142/127): table3.dat table5.dat>
Tables 3+5: [CAC2011] DDD.dddd+DD.dddd N=15444+3661.
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