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N-body models of extended star clusters

Hurley, Jarrod; Mackey, Alasdair

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We use direct N-body simulations to investigate the evolution of star clusters with large size-scales with the particular goal of understanding the so-called extended clusters observed in various Local Group galaxies, including M31 and NGC 6822. The N-body models incorporate a stellar mass function, stellar evolution and the tidal field of a host galaxy. We find that extended clusters can arise naturally within a weak tidal field, provided that the tidal radius is filled at the start of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63906
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17285.x

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