Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1301.2916 (N. Sanna et al.)

BSS populations from the WFPC2 UV Survey    [PDF]

N. Sanna, R. Contreras Ramos
We have used a combination of high-resolution Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 and wide-field ground-based observations in ultraviolet and optical bands to study the BSS population of the globular clusters NGC 6229 and M75. The combination of different filters allows us to optimally select specific stellar populations. In particular, the UV bands are ideal to study the hot objects such as HB and BSS stars. In both these clusters, BSS are more segregated than the normal stars. In NGC 6229 the BSS projected radial distribution is found to be bimodal, with a high central peak, a well defined minimum at intermediate radii, and an upturn in the outskirts, while no significant upturn in the BSS frequency has been observed in the outskirts of M75, suggesting that these clusters are in different dynamical evolutionary phases.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.2916

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