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Measuring open cluster distances and constraining the surface activity of late-type stars in open clusters

Hendry, M.A. (2000) Measuring open cluster distances and constraining the surface activity of late-type stars in open clusters. In: Stellar clusters and associations: convection, rotation and dynamos - 2nd Euroconference, 25 -28 May 1999, Palermo, Italy.

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Abstract

We briefly review our recent technique for estimating the distance to open clusters from measurements of the rotational modulation of fast-rotating late-type cluster members. We then consider the application of this statistical technique to clusters of known distance, and investigate how the observed distribution of D sin i estimates can be used to place statistical limits on the surface distribution of starspots.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hendry, Prof Martin
Authors: Hendry, M.A.
Subjects:Q Science > QB Astronomy
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
ISSN:1050-3390

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