SCYON Abstract

Received on: 01 12 2023

Astrophysical Parameters of the Open Cluster NGC 2509

Authors:T. Yontan 1, S. Koc 2
Affiliations:(1) Istanbul University, Faculty of Science, Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey; (2) Istanbul University, Institute of Graduate Studies in Science, Programme of Astronomy and Space Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey
Accepted by: Sakarya University Journal of Science

This study presents structural and fundamental astrophysical parameters of poorly studied open cluster NGC 2509. We used the third photometric and astrometric data release of the Gaia (Gaia DR3) to perform analyses. By taking into account the Gaia DR3 astrometric data, we calculated the membership probabilities of the stars in the region of NGC 2509. As a result of the membership analysis, 244 stars with membership probabilities $P\geq50$% were determined as the physical members of the cluster. The colour excess, distance and age were obtained simultaneously by fitting solar metallicity PARSEC isochrones to $G\times G_{\rm BP}-G_{\rm RP}$ colour-magnitude diagram. We considered the most likely cluster member stars during the fitting procedure and calculated the colour excess, distance and age of the NGC 2509 as $E(G_{\rm BP}-G_{\rm RP})=0.100\pm0.015$ mag, $d=2518\pm667$ pc and $t=1.5\pm 0.1$ Gyr, respectively.

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