Uncertainties of synthetic population models

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This paper investigates the uncertainties in the synthetic integrated colours of simple stellar populations, currently the most popular method of estimating the ages of unresolved stellar systems. Three types of uncertainties studied here originate from the stellar models, the population synthesis techniques, and from the stellar spectral libraries. Despite some skepticism, synthetic colours appear to be reliable age indicators as long as they are used for select age ranges.

Original languageEnglish
Article number408409
Pages (from-to)203-206
Number of pages4
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Volume281
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1

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  • Space and Planetary Science

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In: Astrophysics and Space Science, Vol. 281, No. 1-2, 408409, 01.01.2002, p. 203-206.

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