Mass segregation effects in very young open clusters

L. Chen*, R. De Grijs, J. L. Zhao

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Abstract

We derived proper motions and membership probabilities of stars in the regions of two very young (~2 - 4 Myr-old) open clusters NGC 2244 and NGC 6530. Both clusters show clear evidence of mass segregation, which provides strong support for the suggestion that the observed mass segregation is - at least partially - due to the way in which star formation has proceeded in these complex star-forming regions ("primordial" mass segregation).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-483
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volume3
Issue numberS248
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • open clusters and associations: general
  • open clusters and associations: individual (NGC2244)
  • open clusters and associations: individual (NGC6530)

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