Overlapping Open Clusters NGC 1750 and NGC 1758 Behind the Taurus Dark Clouds. II. CCD Photometry in the Vilnius System
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Seven-color photometry in the Vilnius system has been obtained for 420 stars down to V16 mag in the area containing the overlapping open clusters NGC 1750 and NGC 1758 in Taurus. Spectral and luminosity classes, color excesses, interstellar extinctions, and interstellar distances are given for 287 stars. The classification of stars is based on their reddening-free Q-parameters. Eighteen stars observed photoelectrically were used as standards. The extinction versus distance diagram exhibits the presence of one dust cloud at a distance of 175 pc, which almost coincides with the distance of other dust clouds in the Taurus complex. The clusters NGC 1750 and NGC 1758 are found to be at the same distance of approximately 760 pc and may penetrate each other. Their interstellar extinction AV is 1.06 mag, which corresponds to EB-V 0.34 mag. 3 tables, 5 figures, 10 refs.