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Metallicity and kinematics of a large sample of LMC and SMC clusters


Grocholski, AJ and Parisi, MC and Geisler, D and Sarajedini, A and Cole, AA, Metallicity and kinematics of a large sample of LMC and SMC clusters, The Magellanic System: Stars, Gas and Galaxies Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 256, 28 July-1 August, 2008., Keele University, Staffordshire, pp. 287-292. ISBN 978-0-521-88987-2 (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: doi:10.1017/S1743921308028597


We have carried out a large-scale investigation of the metallicity and kinematics for a number of LMC and SMC star clusters using Ca ii triplet spectra obtained at the VLT. Our sample includes 28 LMC and 16 SMC clusters, covering a wide range of ages and spatial extent of the host galaxy. We determine mean cluster velocities to about 2 km s-1 and metallicities to 0.05 dex (random error), from about 7 members per cluster. Herein we present the main results for this study for the cluster metallicity distributions, metallicity gradients, age-metallicity relations and kinematics. © 2009 International Astronomical Union.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Galactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Cole, AA (Professor Andrew Cole)
ID Code:60697
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2010-02-16
Last Modified:2010-02-16

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