Pre-main-sequence isochrones - III. The cluster collaboration isochrone server
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Oxford University Press
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We present an isochrone server for semi-empirical pre-main-sequence model isochrones in the following systems: Johnson-Cousins, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Two-Micron All-Sky Survey, Isaac Newton Telescope (INT) Wide-Field Camera and INT Photometric Ha Survey (IPHAS)/UV-Excess Survey (UVEX). The server can be accessed via the Cluster Collaboration webpage http://www.astro.ex.ac.uk/people/timn/isochrones/. To achieve this, we have used the observed colours ofmember stars in young clusters with well-established age, distance and reddening to create fiducial loci in the colour-magnitude diagram. These empirical sequences have been used to quantify the discrepancy between the models and data arising from uncertainties in both the interior and atmospheric models, resulting in tables of semi-empirical bolometric corrections (BCs) in the various photometric systems. The model isochrones made available through the server are based on existing stellar interior models coupled with our newly derived semi-empirical BCs. As part of this analysis, we also present new cluster parameters for both the Pleiades and Praesepe, yielding ages of 135+20 -11 and 665+14 -7 Myr as well as distances of 132 ± 2 and 184 ± 2 pc, respectively (statistical uncertainty only).
JMR is funded by a UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) studentship. EEM acknowledges support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Award AST-1008908. The authors would like to thank Emanuele Tognelli for the updated set of Pisa models and John Stauffer for sharing his catalogue of Kron photometric measurements of Pleiades members. The authors would also like to thank the referee for comments which have vastly improved the clarity of the manuscript. This research has made use of data obtained at the Isaac Newton Telescope, which is operated on the island of La Palma by the Isaac Newton Group (ING) in the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos of the Institutio de Astrofisica de Canarias. This research has made use of archival data products from the Two-Micron All-Sky Survey (2MASS), which is a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation. This research has made use of public data from the SDSS. Funding for the SDSS was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Participating Institutions, the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Japanese Monbukagakusho, the Max Planck Society and the Higher Education Funding Council for England. The SDSS was managed by the Astrophysical Research Consortium for the Participating Institutions.
Vol. 445, pp. 3496 - 3511