Astrophys. J., 865, 136-136 (2018/October-1)
Volans-Carina: a new 90 Myr old stellar association at 85 pc.
GAGNE J., FAHERTY J.K. and MAMAJEK E.E.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present a characterization of the new Volans-Carina Association (VCA) of stars near the Galactic plane (b ≃ -10°) at a distance of ≃75-100 pc, previously identified as group 30 by Oh et al. We compile a list of 19 likely members from Gaia DR2 with spectral types B8-M2, and 46 additional candidate members from Gaia DR2, 2MASS, and AllWISE with spectral types A0-M9 that require further follow-up for confirmation. We find an isochronal age of 89–7+5 Myr based on MIST isochrones calibrated with Pleiades members. This new association of stars is slightly younger than the Pleiades, with less members but located at a closer distance, making its members ≃3 times as bright as those of the Pleiades on average. It is located further than members of the AB Doradus moving group, which have a similar age, but it is more compact on the sky, which makes it less prone to contamination from random field interlopers. Its members will be useful benchmarks to understand the fundamental properties of stars, brown dwarfs, and exoplanets at ≃90 Myr. We also provide an updated version of the BANYAN Σ Bayesian classification tool that includes the VCA.
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methods: data analysis - proper motions - stars: kinematics and dynamics
NAME Volans-Carina Association N=1. Tables 1-2: VCA NN (Nos 1-19).
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