Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 489, L97-L101 (2019/October-2)
An extragalactic chromosome map: the intermediate-age SMC cluster Lindsay 1.
SARACINO S., BASTIAN N., KOZHURINA-PLATAIS V., CABRERA-ZIRI I., DALESSANDRO E., KACHAROV N., LARDO C., LARSEN S.S., MUCCIARELLI A., PLATAIS I. and SALARIS M.
Abstract (from CDS):
The discovery of star-to-star abundance variations (a.k.a. multiple populations - MPs) within globular clusters (GCs), which are generally not found in the field or in lower mass open clusters, has led to a search for the unique property of GCs that allow them to host this phenomenon. Recent studies have shown that MPs are not limited to the ancient GCs but are also found in massive clusters with ages down to (at least) 2 Gyr. This finding is important for understanding the physics of the MP phenomenon, as these young clusters can provide much stronger constraints (e.g. on potential age spreads within the clusters) than older ones. However, a direct comparison between ancient GCs and intermediate clusters has not yet been possible due to the different filters adopted in their studies. Here we present new Hubble Space Telescope UV photometry of the 7.5 Gyr, massive Small Magellanic Cloud cluster, Lindsay 1, in order to compare its pseudo colour-colour diagram to that of Galactic GCs. We find that they are almost identical and conclude that the MPs phenomenon is the same, regardless of cluster age and host galaxy.
techniques: photometric - galaxies: star clusters: individual: Lindsay 1
View the reference in ADS
To bookmark this query, right click on this link: simbad:2019MNRAS.489L..97S and select 'bookmark this link' or equivalent in the popup menu