The ellipticities of the disk SMC clusters are plotted versus their masses. It can be seen that there is a linear correlation of mass-ellipticity. The orientation of the major axes and the mass-ellipticity relation permit to suggest that rotation should be considered as an important mechanism of the clusters' flatness.
Dynamics of Star Clusters
- Pub Date:
- Magellanic Clouds:Star Clusters;
- Star Clusters:Magellanic Clouds