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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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|
|Glasgow Author(s):||Hendry, Prof Martin|
|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|