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J/AJ/117/1375       Orion Trapezium cluster                  (Simon+, 1999)

Adaptive optics imaging of the Orion Trapezium cluster. Simon M., Close L.M., Beck T.L. <Astron. J. 117, 1375 (1999)> =1999AJ....117.1375S
ADC_Keywords: Clusters, open ; Stars, double and multiple ; Photometry Keywords: binaries: visual - stars: pre-main-sequence - techniques: image processing Abstract: We have imaged an area ∼5arcmin2 at the center of the Trapezium cluster in Orion in the K band using the University of Hawaii (UH) adaptive optics system at the UH 2.2 m telescope. Our survey detects 292 stars brighter than K=18.2mag and resolves pairs to the 0.23" diffraction limit of the telescope. The binary fraction in the angular separation range 0.3"-0.6", corresponding to 132-264AU at 440pc, is indistinguishable from that of the solar-like stars in the solar neighborhood. Proplyds are associated with both single stars and visual binaries. About half the stars in our sample have also been measured at V and I by Prosser et al. (1994ApJ...421..517P); most of these seem to be about 106yr old, observed through moderate extinction, and having some excess emission at K. The luminosity function turns over before the stellar limit of ∼13.5mag, indicating that the cluster does not contain a large population of massive brown dwarfs. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 78 292 Detected stars in the Trapezium cluster
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 I3 --- [SCB99] Sequential number 5- 8 I4 pix xpos x position 10- 13 I4 pix ypos y position 15- 16 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000.0) 18- 19 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000.0) 21- 26 F6.3 s RAs Right ascension (J2000.0) 28 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000.0) 29- 30 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000.0) 32- 33 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000.0) 35- 39 F5.2 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000.0) 41- 45 F5.2 mag Kmag ?=0 K magnitude 47- 51 F5.2 mag Vmag ?=0 V magnitude 53- 57 F5.2 mag Imag ?=0 I magnitude 59- 61 I3 --- PSH Prosser et al. (1994ApJ...421..517P) identification number 63- 65 I3 --- TCC McCaughrean et al. (1994AJ....108.1382M) identification number 67- 78 A12 --- Name Other name
History: From AJ electronic version
(End) James Marcout, Patricia Bauer [CDS] 27-May-1999
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