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2015MNRAS.446.3797H - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 446, 3797-3819 (2015/February-1)

Reddening, distance, and stellar content of the young open cluster Westerlund 2.

HUR H., PARK B.-G., SUNG H., BESSELL M.S., LIM B., CHUN M.-Y. and SOHN S.T.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present deep UBVIC photometric data of the young open cluster Westerlund 2. An abnormal reddening law of RV, cl = 4.14±0.08 was found for the highly reddened early-type members (E(B-V)\geqq 1.45), whereas a fairly normal reddening law of RV, fg = 3.33±0.03 was confirmed for the foreground early-type stars (E(B - V)fg < 1.05). The distance modulus was determined from zero-age main-sequence fitting to the reddening-corrected colour-magnitude diagram of the early-type members to be V0 - MV = 13.9±0.14 (random error) _-0.1^+0.4 (the upper limit of systematic error) mag (d = 6.0 ±0.4_-0.3^+1.2 kpc). To obtain the initial mass function, pre-main-sequence (PMS) stars were selected by identifying the optical counterparts of Chandra X-ray sources and mid-infrared emission stars from the Spitzer GLIMPSE (Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire) source catalogue. The initial mass function shows a shallow slope of Γ = -1.1±0.1 down to logm = 0.7. The total mass of Westerlund 2 is estimated to be at least 7400M. The age of Westerlund 2 from the main-sequence turn-on and PMS stars is estimated to be ≲ 1.5 Myr. We confirmed the existence of a clump of PMS stars located ∼ 1 arcmin north of the core of Westerlund 2, but we could not find any clear evidence for an age difference between the core and the northern clump.

Abstract Copyright: © 2014 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2014)

Journal keyword(s): stars: luminosity function, mass function - stars: pre-main-sequence - open clusters and associations: individual: Westerlund 2

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