Tracing the star formation history of three Blue Compact galaxies through the analysis of their star clusters
2009 (English)Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
We present preliminary results from a study of the compact star cluster populations in three local luminous blue compact galaxies: ESO 185-IG 013, ESO 350-IG 038 (a.k.a. Haro 11), and MRK 930. These systems show peculiar morphologies and the presence of hundreds of SCs that have been produced by the past, recent, and/or current starburst phases. We use a complete set of HST images ranging from the UV to IR for each galaxy. Deep images in V (WFPC2/f606w) and I (WFPC2/f814w) are used to capture most of the star cluster candidates up to the old ones (fainter) which have had, in the past, less possibility to be detected. The other bands are used in the SED fitting technique for constraining ages and masses. Our goals are to investigate the evolution of these three blue compact galaxies and the star cluster formation impact on their star formation history.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Astrophysics - Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-36182OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-36182DiVA: diva2:288926