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A&A Supplement series, Vol. 122, April I 1997, 111-121

Received January 12; accepted July 3, 1996

Stellar contents of the open clusters Be 64 and Be 69

A.K. Pandeytex2html_wrap1181 - A.K. Durgapaltex2html_wrap1183 - B.C. Bhatttex2html_wrap1185 - V. Mohantex2html_wrap1187 - H.S. Mahratex2html_wrap1189

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tex2html_wrap1191  Uttar Pradesh State Observatory, Manora peak, Naini Tal, 263129, India
tex2html_wrap1193  Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Koramangala, Bangalore, 560034, India


We present UBVRI CCD photometry for previously unstudied open clusters (Be 64 and Be 69). Photometry has also been carried out for nearby fields to correct for the effects of field stars contamination. From the colour-colour diagram the reddening for Be 64 and Be 69 is estimated to be tex2html_wrap_inline1157 1.05 mag and tex2html_wrap_inline1159 0.65 mag respectively. In case of Be 69 the comparison of observational colour - magnitude diagram (CMD) with the standard isochrones of VandenBerg (1985) indicates an apparent discrepancy between the shape of the turnoff and isochrones. The morphological features of the CMDs of Be 69 are better understood in terms of convective overshooting. The comparison of CMDs of both the clusters with the convective overshoot models (Bertelli et al. 1994) produces a good fit for a metallicity Z=0.008 and age tex2html_wrap_inline1163. An apparent distance  modulus (m-M) = 16.2 and 14.3 has been estimated for Be 64 and Be 69, respectively, which corresponds to a distance of tex2html_wrap_inline1167 and tex2html_wrap_inline1169, respectively.

keywords: open clusters: Be 64; Be 69 -- HR diagram

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