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Paper: The Double Cooling Sequence of the Globular Cluster ω Centauri
Volume: 509, 20th European Workshop on White Dwarfs (EuroWD16)
Page: 37
Authors: García-Berro, E.; Sendra, L.; Torres, S.; Althaus, L. G.
Abstract: ω Centauri is a massive, old, globular cluster that has been extensively studied over the years because of its peculiar color-magnitude diagram. Specifically, the color-magnitude diagram of this cluster has evident signs of the existence of multiple populations, which are clearly seen in the morphologies of both the main sequence and of the degenerate sequence. Considerable theoretical efforts have been done so far to model the main sequence, which have led to discover several stellar populations. However, the degenerate sequence has not been hitherto modeled with sufficient detail. Here we present a population synthesis study of the white dwarf cooling sequence, and compare the properties of the modeled stellar populations with those derived from the analysis of the main-sequence number counts.
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