Query : 2011A&A...536A..64E

2011A&A...536A..64E - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 536A, 64-64 (2011/12-1)

Simulations of the Hyades.


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Using recent observational data we present N-body simulations of the Hyades open cluster. We make an attempt to determine the initial conditions of the Hyades cluster at the time of its formation to reproduce the present-day cumulative mass profile, stellar mass and luminosity function (LF). We performed direct N-body simulations of the Hyades in an analytic Milky Way potential. They account for stellar evolution and include primordial binaries in a few models. Furthermore, we applied a Kroupa initial mass function and used extensive ensemble-averaging. We find that evolved single-star King initial models with King parameters W0=6-9 and initial particle numbers N0=3000 provide good fits to the present-day observational cumulative mass profile within the Jacobi radius. The best-fit King model has an initial mass of 1721M and an average mass loss rate of -2.2M/Myr. The K-band LFs of models and observations show reasonable agreement. Mass segregation is detected in both observations and models. If 33% primordial binaries are included, the initial particle number is reduced by 5% as compared to the model without primordial binaries. The present-day properties of the Hyades can be reproduced well by a standard King or Plummer initial model when choosing appropriate initial conditions. The degeneracy of good-fitting models can be quite high due to the large dimension of the parameter space. More simulations with different Roche-lobe filling factors and primordial binary fractions are required to explore this degeneracy in more detail.

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Journal keyword(s): methods: data analysis - stars: luminosity function, mass function - open clusters and associations: individual: Hyades - methods: numerical

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Number of rows : 4
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 Cl Melotte 22 OpC 03 46 24.2 +24 06 50           ~ 3362 0
2 Cl Melotte 25 OpC 04 29 47.3 +16 56 53           ~ 2998 0
3 NAME Taurus Complex SFR 04 41.0 +25 52           ~ 4261 0
4 NAME Galactic Center reg 17 45 39.60213 -29 00 22.0000           ~ 13909 0

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