|Authors||G. Carraro(1), F. Patat(2)|
|Affiliation||(1) - Padova Universiity|
(2) - ESO
|Submitted to||Astronomy & Astrophysics|
|Links||NGC 3114 | Cr 228 | vdB-Hagen 99 ||
NGC 3114 lies in the outskirts of the Carina nebula. We found 7 star members in a severely contaminated field, and obtain a distance of 950 pc and an age less than 3 x 108 yrs.
Collinder 228 is a younger cluster (8 x 106 yrs), located in front of the Carina nebula complex, for which we identify 11 new members and suggest that 30% of the stars are probably binaries.
As for vdB-Hagen 99, we add 4 new members, confirming that it is a nearby cluster located at 500 pc from the Sun and projected toward the direction of the Carina spiral arm.