Volume 385, Number 1, April I 2002
|Page(s)||67 - 86|
|Section||Galactic structure, stellar clusters, and populations|
|Published online||15 April 2002|
Velocity dispersion in the Bulge, age and proper motion of NGC 6528
Lund Observatory, Box 43, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
2 Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, CB3 0HA Cambridge, UK e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Corresponding author: S. Feltzing, email@example.com
Accepted: 11 December 2001
Using two epochs of HST/WFPC2 images of the metal-rich globular cluster NGC 6528 we derive the proper motions of the stars and use them to separate the stars belonging to NGC 6528 from those of the Galactic bulge. The stellar sequences in the resulting colour-magnitude diagram for the cluster are significantly better determined than in previously published data. From comparison of the colour-magnitude diagram with the fiducial line for NGC 6553 from Zoccali et al. ([CITE]) we conclude that the two globular clusters have the same age. Further, using α-enhanced stellar isochrones, NGC 6528 is found to have an age of Gyr. This fitting of isochrones also give that the cluster is 7.2 kpc away from us. From the measured velocities both the proper motion of the cluster and the velocity dispersion in the Galactic bulge are found. NGC 6528 is found to have a proper motion relative to the Galactic bulge of = 0.006 and = 0.044 arcsec per century. Using stars with ~14 (i.e. the red giant branch and horizontal branch) we find, for the Galactic bulge, and arcsec per century. This give , consistent both with previous proper motion studies of K giants in the Galactic bulge as well as with predictions by models of the kinematics of bulge stars.
Key words: Galaxy: globular clusters: individual: NGC 6528 / Galaxy: bulge / Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics
Based on observations with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, obtained at the Space Telescope Science Institute, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. under NASA contract No. NAS5-26555.
© ESO, 2002
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