Free Access
Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 118, Number 3, September 1996
Page(s) 407 - 420
Published online 15 September 1996
Critical tests of stellar evolution in open clusters. I. New photometry and radial velocities for NGC 3680 DOI: 10.1051/aas:1996208

Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, Vol. 118, September 1996, 407-420

Critical tests of stellar evolution in open clusters. I. New photometry and radial velocities for NGC 3680 gif

B. Nordström, J. Andersen and M.I. Andersen

Send offprint requests to: B. Nordström: email:

Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, Physics, and Geophysics, Astronomical Observatory, Juliane Maries Vej 30, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Received November 10, 1995; accepted January 5, 1996


We present new CCD photometry in the b and y colours of the Strömgren uvby system for 310 stars in a 13 13 field centered on the intermediate-age open cluster NGC 3680. Careful cross-checks indicate that previously published BV photometry of NGC 3680 is affected by random and/or systematic errors precluding its use in critical comparison with theoretical isochrone computations. Detailed notes on several individual stars are given. In addition, we present new photoelectric radial-velocity observations of 109 stars obtained with the CORAVEL scanner during the period 1988-1994. These data allow substantially complete identification of member and non-member stars in the field, and of spectroscopic binaries in both groups. Rotational velocities have also been derived for the programme stars, and our velocity variability criteria for stars of all rotations are described. The further astrophysical discussion of the data, including the definition of radial-velocity membership criteria, theoretical isochrone fitting, and the dynamical state of the cluster and the origin of its ``bimodal turnoff", will appear in a separate paper (Nordström et al. 1996).

Key words: stars: evolution --- stars: fundamental parameters --- stars: HR diagram --- stars: kinematics --- open clusters and associations: NGC 3680

Copyright EDP Sciences

Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.

Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.

Initial download of the metrics may take a while.