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)
Pages (from-to)L53-L56
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume499
Issue number1 PART II
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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