ChJAA Vol 6, No 4 (2006) (387-512) / Zhao

Membership and Segregation Effects in the Young Open Cluster NGC 6530

Jun-Liang Zhao, Li Chen, Wen Wen


From photographic plate data of Shanghai Astronomical Observatory with a time baseline of 87 years, proper motions and membership probabilities of 364 stars in the open cluster NGC 6530 region are reduced. On the basis of membership determination, luminosity function and segregation effect of the cluster are discussed with details. Spatial mass segregation is obviously present in NGC 6530 while there is no clear evidence for a velocity-mass (or velocity-luminosity) dependence. The observed spatial mass segregation for NGC 6530 might be due to a combination of initial conditions and relaxation process.

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