We present UBVI photometry of the old open cluster NGC 1193. Color-magnitude diagrams (CMDs) of this cluster show a well defined main sequence and a sparse red giant branch. For the inner region of r<50 arcsec, three blue straggler candidates are newly found in addition to the objects Kaluzny (1988) already found. The color-color diagrams show that the reddening value toward NGC 1193 is E(B-V) =0.19 ± 0.04. From the ultraviolet excess measurement, we derived the metallicity to be [Fe/H]=-0.45 ± 0.12. A distance modulus of (m-M)_0 =13.3 ± 0.15 is obtained from zero age main sequence fitting with the empirically calibrated Hyades isochrone of Pinsonneault et al. (2004). CMD comparison with the Padova isochrones by Bertelli et al. (1994) gives an age of log t =9.7 ± 0.1.
Journal of Korean Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- December 2008
- open clusters and associations: individual (NGC 1193);
- Galaxy: stellar content;
- JKAS (J. of the Korean Astron. Soc.) in press (Dec 2008 issue)