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The structure of young star clusters: Chamaeleon I

Kitsionas, S., Gladwin, P. P., Whitworth, Anthony Peter and Liseau, L. 1998. The structure of young star clusters: Chamaeleon I. Presented at: Star Formation with the Infrared Space Observatory, Lisbon, Portugal, 24-26 June 1997. Star Formation with the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO). Astronomical Society of the Pacific, p. 434.

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Abstract

We have developed two new algorithms for mapping the surface-density of stars in a cluster, and these algorithms are here applied to the Chamaeleon I star cluster. We have also calculated the mean surface-density of companions Sigma as a function of angular separation theta in Chamaeleon I. Our results are fit by Sigma(theta) ~theta^{-2.1} for theta < 11'' (the binary regime), and Sigma ~theta^{-0.73} for theta > 11'' (the clustering regime) -- in good agreement with the results obtained by Larson and Simon for Taurus, rho Ophiuchus and Orion-Trapezium

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
ISBN: 9781583814680
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 07:54
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/69712

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