# An updated stellar census of the Quintuplet cluster

@article{Clark2018AnUS,
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},
year={2018}
}
• Published 25 May 2018
• Physics
• Astronomy & Astrophysics
Context. Found within the central molecular zone, the Quintuplet is one of the most massive young clusters in the Galaxy. As a consequence it offers the prospect of constraining stellar formation and evolution in extreme environments. However, current observations suggest that it comprises a remarkably diverse stellar population that is difficult to reconcile with an instantaneous formation event. Aims. To better understand the nature of the cluster our aim is to improve observational…
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