Primordial or dynamical mass segregation in young LMC clusters?

Richard de Grijs, Gerry Gilmore, Rachel Johnson

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We present the detailed analysis of Hubble Space Telescope observations of the spatial distributions of different stellar species in two young compact star clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud, NGC 1805 and NGC 1818. Based on a comparison of the characteristic relaxation times in their cores and at their half-mass radii with the observed degree of mass segregation, it is most likely that significant primordial mass segregation was present in both clusters, particularly in NGC 1805. Both clusters were likely formed with very similar initial mass functions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew horizons in globular cluster astronomy
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of a conference held at Università di Padova, Padova, Italy 24-28 June, 2002
EditorsGiampaolo Piotto, Georges Meylan, George Djougovski, Marco Riello
Place of PublicationSan Francisco, CA
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781583811436, 1583811435
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventNew Horizons in Globular Cluster Astronomy - Padova, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 200228 Jun 2002

Publication series

NameAstronomical Society of the Pacific conference series
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific


ConferenceNew Horizons in Globular Cluster Astronomy


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