Discovery of A luminous white dwarf in A young star cluster in the large magellanic cloud

Rebecca A.W. Elson, Steinn Sigurdsson, Jarrod Hurley, Melvyn B. Davies, Gerard F. Gilmore

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Abstract

We have identified a candidate ∼1-2 × 105 yr old luminous white dwarf in NGC 1818, a young star cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud. This discovery strongly constrains the boundary mass Mc at which stars stop forming neutron stars and start forming white dwarfs, to Mc ≳ 7.6 M.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume499
Issue number1 PART II
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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Elson, R. A. W., Sigurdsson, S., Hurley, J., Davies, M. B., & Gilmore, G. F. (1998). Discovery of A luminous white dwarf in A young star cluster in the large magellanic cloud. Astrophysical Journal, 499(1 PART II).
Elson, Rebecca A.W. ; Sigurdsson, Steinn ; Hurley, Jarrod ; Davies, Melvyn B. ; Gilmore, Gerard F. / Discovery of A luminous white dwarf in A young star cluster in the large magellanic cloud. In: Astrophysical Journal. 1998 ; Vol. 499, No. 1 PART II.
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In: Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 499, No. 1 PART II, 01.01.1998.

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