The team provides a list of 937 candidate asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars in M31 star clusters from the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury survey, together with their finding charts. The photometric criteria selects stars brighter than the tip of the red giant branch, which includes the bulk of the thermally pulsing AGB stars as well as early-AGB stars and other luminous cool giants expected in young stellar populations (e.g., massive red supergiants, and intermediate-mass red helium-burning stars). The AGB stars can be differentiated using the ages estimated for the clusters. Cross-matching with additional databases reveals two carbon stars and 10 secure variables among them.
The data file naming convention for the catalog file is as follows:
NOTE: Many clusters have multiple candidate AGB stars, therefore a given AP ID may be in the cluster catalog file more than once.
The file naming convention for the finder charts is as follows:
- <#> is the cluster number, not zero-padded.
Data file types:
|_clusters.fits||Catalog of RGB stars in clusters.|
|_findingchart.png||Three-color image centered on each cluster.|
You can download the catalog of RGB stars here: hlsp_phatagb_hst_wfc3-uvis-acs-wfc-wfc3-ir_all_multi_v1_clusters.fits. A description of the catalog and the available columns can be found in the README file linked at the top of the page.
You can see a page of finder charts centered on each cluster here.