Astrophysical Parameters of the Open Cluster Berkeley 6

Koç S., Yontan T.

Bitlis Eren Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Dergisi, vol.12, no.2, pp.369-375, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


In this study, the structural and basic astrophysical parameters of poorly studied open cluster Berkeley 6 is calculated. Analyses of the cluster are carried out using the third photometric, spectroscopic and astrometric data release of Gaia (Gaia DR3). The membership probabilities of stars located through the cluster region are calculated by considering their astrometric data. Thus, we identified 119 physical members for Berkeley 6. The colour excess, distance and age of the cluster are determined simultaneously on the colour-magnitude diagram. We fitted solar metallicity PARSEC isochrones to the colour-magnitude diagram by considering the most probable member stars and obtained E(G_BP-G_RP) colour excess as 0.918±0.145 mag. Distance and age of the cluster are determined as d=2625±337 pc and t=350±50 Myr, respectively.