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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 140, Number 2, December I 1999
Page(s) 135 - 143
DOI https://doi.org/10.1051/aas:1999412
Published online 15 December 1999
DOI: 10.1051/aas:1999412

Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 140, 135-143

Strömgren photometry of the open clusters NGC 6134 and
NGC 3680[*]

H. Bruntt1 - S. Frandsen1 - H. Kjeldsen1,2 - M.I. Andersen3

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1 - Institute for Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
e-mail: bruntt@ifa.au.dk, srf@ifa.au.dk, hans@ifa.au.dk
2 - Theoretical Astrophysics Center, Danmarks Grundforskningsfond, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
3 - Nordic Optical Telescope Apartado 474, Santa Cruz de La Palma, E-38700, Spain
e-mail: andersen@not.iac.es

Received May 17; accepted June 9, 1999

Abstract:

We present Strömgren photometry of the two southern open clusters NGC 6134 and NGC 3680. The field of NGC 6134 was observed with different shifts of the telescope and rotations of the CCD camera in order to detect and remove any large scale flat field errors using the technique described by [#!andersen!#, Andersen et al. (1995]). By using calibrations of the Strömgren indices we find the metallicity and interstellar reddening of the clusters: For NGC 6134 the results are [Fe/H] $=
0.28\pm0.02$ and $E(b-y) = 0.263\pm0.004$ and for NGC 3680 we find ${\rm [Fe/H]}=0.09\pm0.02$ and $E(b-y) = 0.048\pm0.011$. When comparing the observed colour-magnitude diagrams theoretical isochrones we find that models which include overshooting in the convective cores agree with the extended hook after the turnoff. From the isochrone fit we find ages of $0.69\pm0.10$ Gyr and $1.45\pm0.15$ Gyr for NGC 6134 and NGC 3680 respectively. Strömgren photometry of six known $\delta$ Scuti stars in NGC 6134 is presented.

Key words: techniques: photometric -- open clusters and associations: individual: NGC 6134, NGC 3680 -- $\delta$ Sct

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