AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 23 Globular Clusters in and around the Milky Way
Poster, Monday, January 10, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[23.08] Blue Stragglers in Low-Mass Globular Clusters

E.L. Sandquist (San Diego State U.)

We present a tabulation of over 200 blue straggler stars for 11 low-mass (MV,total > -6) Milky Way globular clusters that extends the results of Piotto et al. (2004) for massive clusters. The relative frequencies of blue stragglers (FBSS = NBSS / NHB) appears to continue to increase with decreasing cluster luminosity down to the least luminous clusters in the Milky Way. For the faintest clusters in the sample, the relative frequency is approximately equal to that for field stars. We will also discuss the luminosity function of the total straggler sample for these clusters.

This work has been funded through grant AST 00-98696 from the National Science Foundation.

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