The Blue Straggler Star Radial Distribution: Clues on Formation Mechanisms
By means of high-resolution (HST) and wide-field (GALEX and ground-based) observations in the UV and optical bands, we have derived the radial distribution of the Blue Stragglers Star population in a number of galactic globular clusters. Monte-Carlo dynamical simulations have been used to interpret the radial distributions and to infer clues on the formation mechanisms of these puzzling stars.
KeywordsRadial Distribution Stellar Population Cluster Star Cluster Core Mass Segregation
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