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The initial mass function and the surface density profile of NGC 6231

Sung, Hwangkyung; Sana, Hugues; Bessell, Michael


We have performed new wide-field photometry of the young open cluster NGC 6231 to study the shape of the initial mass function (IMF) and mass segregation. We also investigated the reddening law toward NGC 6231 from optical to mid-infrared color excess ratios, and found that the total-to-selective extinction ratio is RV = 3.2, which is very close to the normal value. But many early-type stars in the cluster center show large color excess ratios. We derived the surface density profiles of four...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomical Journal
DOI: 10.1088/0004-6256/145/2/37
Access Rights: Open Access


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