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Detailed Chemical Abundances of Star Clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Asa'd, Randa
Hernandez, S.
As’ad, A. M.
Molero, M.
Matteucci, F.
Larsen, S.
Chilingarian, Igor V.
We derive the first detailed chemical abundances of three star clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), NGC 1831 (436 ± 22 Myr), NGC 1856 (350 ± 18 Myr), and [SL63]268 (1230 ± 62 Myr) using integrated-light spectroscopic observations obtained with the Magellan Echelle spectrograph on Magellan Baade telescope. We derive [Fe/H], [Mg/Fe], [Ti/Fe], [Ca/Fe], [Ni/Fe], [Mn/Fe], [Cr/Fe], and [Na/Fe] for the three clusters. Overall, our results match the LMC abundances obtained in the literature as well as those predicted by detailed chemical evolution models. For clusters NGC 1831 and NGC 1856, the [Mg/Fe] ratios appear to be slightly depleted compared with [Ca/Fe] and [Ti/Fe]. This could be hinting at the well-known Mg–Al abundance anti-correlation observed in several Milky Way globular clusters. We note, however, that higher signal-to-noise observations are needed to confirm such a scenario, particularly for NGC 1831. We also find a slightly enhanced integrated-light [Na/Fe] ratio for cluster [SL63]268 compared with those from the LMC field stars, possibly supporting a scenario of intracluster abundance variations. We stress that detailed abundance analysis of individual stars in these LMC clusters is required to confirm the presence or absence of multiple stellar populations.