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ID: 742470.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
A new approach to convective core overshooting: Probabilistic constraints from color–magnitude diagrams of LMC clusters
Authors:Rosenfield, P.; Girardi, L.; Williams, B. F.; Johnson, L. C.; Dolphin, A.; Bressan, A.; Weisz, D.; Dalcanton, J. J.; Fouesneau, M.; Kalirai, J.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2017
Title of Journal:The Astrophysical Journal
Volume:841
Start Page:id. 69 (17 pp)
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:We present a framework to simultaneously constrain the values and uncertainties of the strength of convective core overshooting, metallicity, extinction, distance, and age in stellar populations. We then apply the framework to archival Hubble Space Telescope observations of six stellar clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud that have reported ages between ∼ 1{--}2.5 {Gyr}. Assuming a canonical value of the strength of core convective overshooting, we recover the well-known age–metallicity correlation, and additional correlations between metallicity and extinction and metallicity and distance. If we allow the strength of core overshooting to vary, we find that for intermediate-aged stellar clusters, the measured values of distance and extinction are negligibly effected by uncertainties of core overshooting strength. However, cluster age and metallicity may have disconcertingly large systematic shifts when {{{Λ }}}{{c}} is allowed to vary by more than +/- 0.05 {H}p. Using the six stellar clusters, we combine their posterior distribution functions to obtain the most probable core overshooting value, {0.500}-0.134+0.016{H}p, which is in line with canonical values.
Free Keywords:Magellanic Clouds; stars: evolution; stars: interiors
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:ISSN:0004-637X
URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017ApJ...841...69R
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