SIMBAD references

2017AJ....154...87K - Astron. J., 154, 87-87 (2017/September-0)

The structure of the young star cluster NGC 6231. I. Stellar population.


Abstract (from CDS):

NGC 6231 is a young cluster (age ∼2-7 Myr) dominating the Sco OB1 association (distance ∼1.59 kpc) with ∼100 O and B stars and a large pre-main-sequence stellar population. We combine a reanalysis of archival Chandra X-ray data with multiepoch near-infrared (NIR) photometry from the VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) survey and published optical catalogs to obtain a catalog of 2148 probable cluster members. This catalog is 70% larger than previous censuses of probable cluster members in NGC 6231. It includes many low-mass stars detected in the NIR but not in the optical and some B stars without previously noted X-ray counterparts. In addition, we identify 295 NIR variables, about half of which are expected to be pre-main-sequence stars. With the more complete sample, we estimate a total population in the Chandra field of 5700-7500 cluster members down to 0.08 M (assuming a universal initial mass function) with a completeness limit at 0.5 M. A decrease in stellar X-ray luminosities is noted relative to other younger clusters. However, within the cluster, there is little variation in the distribution of X-ray luminosities for ages less than 5 Myr. The X-ray spectral hardness for B stars may be useful for distinguishing between early-B stars with X-rays generated in stellar winds and B-star systems with X-rays from a pre-main-sequence companion (>35% of B stars). A small fraction of catalog members have unusually high X-ray median energies or reddened NIR colors, which might be explained by absorption from thick or edge-on disks or being background field stars.

Abstract Copyright: © 2017. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): open clusters and associations: individual: NGC 6231 - stars: formation - stars: massive - stars: pre-main sequence - stars: variables: T Tauri, Herbig Ae/Be - X-rays: stars - X-rays: stars

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/AJ/154/87): table1.dat table3.dat table4.dat table5.dat>

Nomenclature: Table 3: CXOVVV N=2148.

Simbad objects: 2078

goto Full paper

goto View the references in ADS

To bookmark this query, right click on this link: simbad:2017AJ....154...87K and select 'bookmark this link' or equivalent in the popup menu


© Université de Strasbourg/CNRS

    • Contact