Colour-Magnitude Diagram of 2341 Stars towards N214C

Colour-magnitude, V versus B - V, diagram for the 2341 stars observed toward LMC N214C. Three curves are shown, representing the positions of stars having an age of 1 million years (red curve), 1,000 million years (dotted blue), and 10,000 million years (dashed-dotted green), computed for the LMC metallicity and distance. It is clear from this diagram that N214C is composed of two populations: a very young one, containing very massive stars, and an older one. Star numbered 17 is the main component of the Sk -71 51 cluster.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0513d
Type:Chart
Release date:22 April 2005
Related releases:eso0513
Size:906 x 662 px

About the Object

Name:N214C, Sk-71 51
Type:• Local Universe : Star
• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
• X - Stars
Distance:170000 light years

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