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|Title:||Globular clusters with Gaia||Authors:||PANCINO, ELENA
|Issue Date:||2017||Journal:||MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY||Number:||467||Issue:||1||First Page:||412||Abstract:||The treatment of crowded fields in Gaia data will only be a reality in a few years from now. In particular, for globular clusters, only the end-of-mission data (public in 2022-2023) will have the necessary full crowding treatment and will reach sufficient quality for the faintest stars. As a consequence, the work on the deblending and decontamination pipelines is still ongoing. We describe the present status of the pipelines for different Gaia instruments, and we model the end-of-mission crowding errors on the basis of available information. We then apply the nominal post-launch Gaia performances, appropriately worsened by the estimated crowding errors, to a set of 18 simulated globular clusters with different concentration, distance and field contamination. We conclude that there will be 10<SUP>3</SUP>-10<SUP>4</SUP> stars with astrometric performances virtually untouched by crowding (contaminated by <1 mmag) in the majority of clusters. The most limiting factor will be field crowding, not cluster crowding: the most contaminated clusters will only contain 10-100 clean stars. We also conclude that (I) the systemic proper motions and parallaxes will be determined to 1 per cent or better up to ≃15 kpc, and the nearby clusters will have radial velocities to a few km s<SUP>-1</SUP>; (II) internal kinematics will be of unprecedented quality, cluster masses will be determined to ≃10 per cent up to 15 kpc and beyond, and it will be possible to identify differences of a few km s<SUP>-1</SUP> or less in the kinematics (if any) of cluster sub-populations up to 10 kpc and beyond; (III) the brightest stars (V ≃ 17 mag) will have space-quality, wide-field photometry (mmag errors), and all Gaia photometry will have 1-3 per cent errors on the absolute photometric calibration.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12386/27042||URL:||https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/467/1/412/2896688||ISSN:||0035-8711||DOI:||10.1093/mnras/stx079||Bibcode ADS:||2017MNRAS.467..412P||Fulltext:||open|
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