Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 363–376 | Cite as

The distribution of interstellar matter in NGC 654

  • W. B. Samson
Article

Abstract

The young cluster NGC 654 is studied using UBV photographic photometry with a view to determining the distribution of interstellar matter in a region where star formation recently occurred.

NGC 654 is found to be enclosed in a shell of interstellar matter of mass 1500M. The mass of all stars in the cluster is 4000M.

Keywords

Star Formation Interstellar Matter Young Cluster Photographic Photometry 

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. B. Samson
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal ObservatoryEdinburghScotland

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