The HST large programme on NGC 6752 – III. Detection of the peak of the white dwarf luminosity function
AuthorBedin, L R
Rich, R M
Burgasser, A J
Milone, A P
Marino, A F
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Astron
Univ Arizona, Steward Observ
Univ Arizona, Lunar & Planetary Lab
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PublisherOXFORD UNIV PRESS
CitationL R Bedin, M Salaris, J Anderson, M Libralato, D Apai, D Nardiello, R M Rich, A Bellini, A Dieball, P Bergeron, A J Burgasser, A P Milone, A F Marino, The HST large programme on NGC 6752 – III. Detection of the peak of the white dwarf luminosity function, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 488, Issue 3, September 2019, Pages 3857–3865, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz1968
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AbstractWe report on the white dwarf (WD) cooling sequence of the old globular cluster NGC 6752, which is chemically complex and hosts a blue horizontal branch. This is one of the last globular cluster WE) cooling sequences accessible to imaging by the Hubble Space Telescope. Our photometry and completeness tests show that we have reached the peak of the luminosity function of the WD cooling sequence, at a magnitude m(F606w) = 29.4 +/- 0.1, which is consistent with a formal age of similar to 14 Gyr. This age is also consistent with the age from fits to the main-sequence turn-off (13-14 Gyr), reinforcing our conclusion that we observe the expected accumulation of WDs along the cooling sequence.
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SponsorsNASANational Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) [NAS 5-26555]; European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research innovation programmeEuropean Research Council (ERC) [716082 'GALFOR']; MIUR through the FARE project [R164RM93XW 'SEMPLICE']; European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie GrantEuropean Union (EU) ; University of Padova, Progetto di Ateneo [BIRD178590]; NSERC CanadaNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; MIUR under PRIN programMinistero dell' Istruzione, dell' Universita e della Ricerca (MIUR) [2017Z2HSMF];[HST-GO-15096]