Homogeneous Distances to Several Stellar Groups in the Second Galactic Quadrant


A photometric study in the uvbyβ system of a 20° × 20° field in direction of the Cas OB6 and Per OB1 associations is presented. All currently available uvbyβ photoelectric data are used to obtain homogeneous color excesses and distances of nearly 230 stars of spectral types O-B9. The double cluster h & χ Per, NGC 663 and NGC 1502 are well represented in our sample. The sample also contains the brightest members of the young open clusters IC 1805, IC 1848, St 2, St 7 and ASCC9. We found that, within the errors, h & χ Per, NGC 663, IC 1805, IC 1848 and ASCC9, together with the Per OB1 association are located at very similar distance moduli between 11.0 to 11.3 mag. Our results indicate that the distance spread among these objects is less than the previously estimated, suggested that they could represent starforming complexes located at the same distance.

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N. Kaltcheva, K. Moran, T. Gehrman and V. Golev, "Homogeneous Distances to Several Stellar Groups in the Second Galactic Quadrant," International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 3 No. 3A, 2013, pp. 10-17. doi: 10.4236/ijaa.2013.33A002.

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