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Title: JHK photometric study of the variable interstellar extinction in the direction of open star cluster NGC 654
Authors: Sagar, R
Yu, Q. Z
Keywords: Interstellar extinction;Open clusters;Star clusters;Early stars;Stellar color;Stellar magnitude
Issue Date: Oct-1989
Publisher: The Royal Astronomical Society
Citation: Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 240, No. 3, pp. 551 - 561
Abstract: JHK magnitudes have been determined for 18 stars in the field of NGC 654. Study of the interstellar extinction law in the cluster direction indicates an anomalous distribution of interstellar grains causing more extinction in U and B pass-bands compared to that obtained from the color excesses E(V-J), E(V-H) and E(V-K) using a normal reddening law. This implies a small shift in the grain-size distribution towards smaller than normal-sized particles. Patchy distribution of interstellar matter seems to be responsible for the nonuniform extinction in the cluster region.
ISSN: 0035-8711
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