Volume 374, Number 2, August I 2001
|Page(s)||523 - 539|
|Section||Galactic structure, stellar clusters, and populations|
|Published online||15 August 2001|
I. 21 HST colour magnitude diagrams
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Corresponding author: E. Brocato, email@example.com
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
Based on observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, obtained from the data archive at the Space Telescope Institute. STScI is operated by the association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. under the NASA contract NAS 5-26555.
© ESO, 2001
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