Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 117–124 | Cite as

Kinematical distances to open star clusters

  • Ram Sagar
  • Harish C. Bhatt


Kinematical distances are estimated for six open star clusters. They agree fairly well with the photometric distances. The kinematical distances cannot, at present, be estimated better than the photometric distances. When more accurate proper motion measurements become available the kinematical distances will improve considerably and may then be used to calibrate the cosmic distance scale.

Key words

open clusters distances kinematics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ram Sagar
    • 1
  • Harish C. Bhatt
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of AstrophysicsBangalore

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