Relative proper motions for 287 stars in the region of the young open cluster NGC 2244, located in the Rsette Nebula, have been determined from plates taken with the Yerkes 40-in. and the Allegheny 30-in. refractors. Probabilities of membership based on these proper motions are derived. Because probable members are chosen primarily from kinematic considerations, the sample should show a minimum photometric bias. Differential extinction across the cluster, however, is identified as a complication in the immediate interpretation of the sample in terms of color-magnitude diagrams or luminosity functions.
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Marschall, Laurence A., William F. Van Altena, and Liang-Tai George Chiu. Membership of the Rosette Nebula Cluster, NGC 2244. The Astronomical Journal (November 1982) 87(11): 1497-1506.
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