Kinematic parameters and membership probabilities of open clusters in the Bordeaux PM2000 catalogue*
Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas,
Universidade de São Paulo, Rua do Matão, 1226, Cidade Universitária,
05508-900 São Paulo-SP, Brazil e-mail: email@example.com
2 Observatoire Aquitain des Sciences de l'Univers, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux, CNRS-UMR 5804, BP 89, 33271 Floirac Cedex, France
Accepted: 16 February 2010
Aims. We derive lists of proper-motions and kinematic membership probabilities for 49 open clusters and possible open clusters in the zone of the Bordeaux PM2000 proper motion catalogue (+11° ≤ δ ≤ +18°). We test different parametrisations of the proper motion and position distribution functions and select the most successful one. In the light of those results, we analyse some objects individually.
Methods. We differenciate between cluster and field member stars, and assign membership probabilities, by applying a new and fully automated method based on both parametrisations of the proper motion and position distribution functions, and genetic algorithm optimization heuristics associated with a derivative-based hill climbing algorithm for the likelihood optimization.
Results. We present a catalogue comprising kinematic parameters and associated membership probability lists for 49 open clusters and possible open clusters in the Bordeaux PM2000 catalogue region. We note that this is the first determination of proper motions for five open clusters. We confirm the non-existence of two kinematic populations in the region of 15 previously suspected non-existent objects.
Key words: open clusters and associations: general / methods: data analysis / methods: statistical / proper motions
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