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2002A&A...387..861M - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 387, 861-889 (2002/6-1)

Magellanic Clouds stellar clusters. II. New B,V CM diagrams for 6 LMC and 10 SMC clusters.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present new CCD photometry for 6 LMC and 10 SMC stellar clusters taken at the ESO 1.54-m Danish Telescope in La Silla, to extend a previous investigation on Magellanic Clouds clusters based on HST snapshots. Thanks to the much larger area covered by the Danish detector, we investigate the spatial distribution of cluster stars, giving V, (B-V) CM diagrams for both clusters and surrounding fields. Evidence of a complex history of star formation in the Clouds is outlined, showing that old field populations in both Clouds have metallicities much lower than normally adopted for them (Z=0.008 and Z=0.004 for LMC and SMC respectively), with SMC field stars more metal poor than in the LMC. Observational data concerning the red clump of field stars in both Clouds are briefly discussed.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: clusters: general - galaxies: stellar content - galaxies: Magellanic Clouds

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