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Volume 374, Number 2, August I 2001
Page(s) 523 - 539
Section Stellar clusters and associations
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20010711

A&A 374, 523-539 (2001)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20010711

Large Magellanic Cloud stellar clusters

I. 21 HST colour magnitude diagrams
E. Brocato1, 2, E. Di Carlo1, 3 and G. Menna1

1  Osservatorio Astronomico di Collurania, Via M. Maggini, 64100 Teramo, Italy
2  Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, LNGS, L'Aquila, Italy
3  Area di ricerca in Astrogeofisica, L'Aquila, Italy
    e-mail: brocato, dicarlo@astrte.te.astro.it

(Received 22 June 2000 / Accepted 9 March 2001 )

We present WFPC2 photometry of 21 stellar clusters of the Large Magellanic Cloud obtained on images retrieved from the Hubble Space Telescope archive. The derived colour magnitude diagrams (CMDs) are presented and discussed. This database provides a sample of CMDs representing, with reliable statistics, simple stellar populations with a large spread of age. The stars in the core of the clusters are all resolved and measured at least down to the completeness limit; the magnitudes of the main sequence terminations and of the red giant clump are also evaluated for each cluster, together with the radius at half maximum of the star density.

Key words: Galaxy: globular clusters: general -- galaxies: evolution -- galaxies: Magellanic Clouds

Offprint request: E. Brocato, brocato@astrte.te.astro.it

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