Massive Stars in the Quintuplet Cluster

  title={Massive Stars in the Quintuplet Cluster},
  author={D. Figer and I. Mclean and M. Morris},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  • D. Figer, I. Mclean, M. Morris
  • Published 1999
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We present near-infrared photometry and K-band spectra of newly identified massive stars in the Quintuplet cluster, one of the three massive clusters projected within 50 pc of the Galactic center. We find that the cluster contains a variety of massive stars, including more unambiguously identified Wolf-Rayet stars than any cluster in the Galaxy, and over a dozen stars in earlier stages of evolution, i.e., luminous blue variables (LBVs), Ofpe/WN9, and OB supergiants. One newly identified star is… CONTINUE READING
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