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2016ApJ...828...79J - Astrophys. J., 828, 79-79 (2016/September-2)

A bayesian analysis of the ages of four open clusters.

JEFFERY E.J., VON HIPPEL T., VAN DYK D.A., STENNING D.C., ROBINSON E., STEIN N. and JEFFERYS W.H.

Abstract (from CDS):

In this paper we apply a Bayesian technique to determine the best fit of stellar evolution models to find the main sequence turn-off age and other cluster parameters of four intermediate-age open clusters: NGC 2360, NGC 2477, NGC 2660, and NGC 3960. Our algorithm utilizes a Markov chain Monte Carlo technique to fit these various parameters, objectively finding the best-fit isochrone for each cluster. The result is a high-precision isochrone fit. We compare these results with the those of traditional "by-eye" isochrone fitting methods. By applying this Bayesian technique to NGC 2360, NGC 2477, NGC 2660, and NGC 3960, we determine the ages of these clusters to be 1.35±0.05, 1.02±0.02, 1.64±0.04, and 0.860±0.04 Gyr, respectively. The results of this paper continue our effort to determine cluster ages to a higher precision than that offered by these traditional methods of isochrone fitting.

Abstract Copyright: © 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): open clusters and associations: general - open clusters and associations: individual: (NGC 2360, NGC 2477, NGC 2660, NGC 3960) - open clusters and associations: individual: NGC 2360, NGC 2477, NGC 2660, NGC 3960

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