The luminosity, mass, and age distributions of compact star clusters in M83 based on Hubble Space Telescope/Wide Field Camera 3 observations
Chandar, Rupali; Whitmore, Bradley; Kim, Hwihyun; Kaleida, Catherine; Mutchler, Max; Calzetti, Daniela; Saha, Abhijit; O'Connell, Robert W; Balick, Bruce; Bond, Howard, E.; Carollo, Marcella; Dopita, Michael; Holtzman, Jon A; Kimble, Randy A; Walker, Alistair R
The newly installed Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) on the Hubble Space Telescope has been used to obtain multiband images of the nearby spiral galaxy M83. These new observations are the deepest and highest resolution images ever taken of a grand-design spiral, particularly in the near-ultraviolet, and allow us to better differentiate compact star clusters from individual stars and to measure the luminosities of even faint clusters in the U band. We find that the luminosity function (LF) for...[Show more]
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