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2016A&A...586A..41P - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 586A, 41-41 (2016/2-1)

Catalogue of Large Magellanic Cloud star clusters observed in the Washington photometric system.


Abstract (from CDS):

The main goal of this study is to compile a catalogue of the fundamental parameters of a complete sample of 277 star clusters (SCs) of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) observed in the Washington photometric system. A set of 82 clusters was recently studied by our team. All the clusters' parameters such as radii, deprojected distances, reddenings, ages, and metallicities were obtained by applying essentially the same procedures, which are briefly described here. We used empirical cumulative distribution functions to examine age, metallicity and deprojected distance distributions for different cluster subsamples of the catalogue. Our new sample of 82 additional clusters represents about a 40% increase in the total number of LMC SCs observed to date in the Washington photometric system. In particular, we report here the fundamental parameters obtained for the first time for 42 of these clusters. We found that single LMC SCs are typically older than multiple SCs. Both single and multiple SCs exhibit asymmetrical distributions in log (age). We compared cluster ages derived through isochrone fittings obtained using different models of the Padova group. Although ages obtained using recent isochrones are consistent in general terms, we found that there is some disagreement in the obtained values and their uncertainties.

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Journal keyword(s): techniques: photometric - Magellanic Clouds - galaxies: star clusters: general

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/586/A41): sample.dat>

Simbad objects: 281

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