AAS 199th meeting, Washington, DC, January 2002
Session 96. Associations, Young Massive Clusters
Display, Wednesday, January 9, 2002, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[96.10] Spatial Structure of Young Star Clusters

W. P. Chen, J. W. Chen (National Central University)

We present some results of a pilot program to study star clusters with the 2MASS database. While 2MASS cannot resolve the cores or detect much of the main sequence of globular clusters, the homogeneity and large angular coverages make the database suitable to study young star clusters. We show evidence of mass segregation, and how galactic tidal disruption and differential rotation may have played a role in evolution of the spatial structure of many young star clusters.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: wchen@astro.ncu.edu.tw

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