AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 15 Young Stellar Associations
Poster, Monday, January 10, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[15.03] The Stellar Birthline and Birth-Rate Function in IC 1805: A Feasibility Study

L. Kushner (U. Washington & NOAO), S. C. Wolff, S. E. Strom (NOAO)

HR diagrams for the youngest, optically-visible clusters potentially encode (a) the range of mass accretion rates, dM/dt, that characterized the stellar assembly phase; and (b) the rate of star formation as a function of mass, N(M,t). In this contribution, we make use of published photometry and spectroscopy for the young cluster IC 1805 to explore the factors that influence our ability to deduce dM/dt and N(M,t), and to suggest observations that could in principle provide more robust constraints on these quantities.

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