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Paper: Variable Star Survey in Galactic Open Clusters
Volume: 435, Binaries – Key to Comprehension of the Universe
Page: 145
Authors: Netopil, M.; Paunzen, E.
Abstract: Compared to field stars, parameters like the age, the distance, or the metallicity can be determined more accurately for open clusters on a statistical basis by means of numerous cluster members. Since most kinds of variable stars are present also in open clusters, they offer the unique possibility to study all the various star groups and their dependency with age or environmental properties in much more detail. We therefore present the initiation of a long term multisite programme to monitor several galactic clusters and their variable content.
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