An updated stellar census of the Quintuplet cluster

  title={An updated stellar census of the Quintuplet cluster},
  author={J. Simon Clark and M. E. Lohr and Lee R. Patrick and Francisco Najarro and H. Dong and Donald F. Figer},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics},
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