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Using Hα morphology and surface brightness fluctuations to age-date star clusters in M83

Whitmore, Bradley; Chandar, Rupali; Kim, Hwihyun; Kaleida, Catherine; Mutchler, Max; Stankiewicz, Matt; Calzetti, Daniela; Saha, Abhijit; O'Connell, Robert W; Balick, Bruce; Bond, Howard, E.; Dopita, Michael; Carollo, Marcella; Kimble, Randy A; Walker, Alistair R; Young, Erick

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We use new WFC3 observations of the nearby grand-design spiral galaxy M83 to develop two independent methods for estimating the ages of young star clusters. The first method uses the physical extent and morphology of Hα emission to estimate the ages of c

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66949
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/729/2/78

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