The multiwavelength picture of star formation in the very young open cluster NGC6383

Gregor Rauw, Michael De Becker

Institut d'Astrophysique et de Geophysique, Universite de Liege,Belgium

We review the properties of the very young (~ 2 Myr) open cluster NGC6383. The cluster is dominated by the massive binary HD159176 (O7V + O7V). The distance to NGC6383 is consistently found to be 1.3 +/- 0.1 kpc and the average reddening is determined to be E(B-V) = 0.32 +/- 0.02. Several pre-main sequence candidates have been identified using different criteria relying on the detection of emission lines, infrared excesses, photometric variability and X-ray emission.

Reference: Handbook of Star Forming Regions (Vol. II, The Southern Sky), ed. Bo Reipurth
Status: Manuscript has been accepted