Giant H II Regions in the Merging System NGC 3256: Are they the birthplaces of globular clusters?
CCD images and spectra of ionized hydrogen in the merging system NGC 3256 were acquired as part of a kinematic study to investigate the formation of globular clusters (GCs) during the interactions and mergers of disk galaxies. This paper focuses on the proposition by Kennicutt & Chu that giant H II regions (GHRs), with an Ha luminosity greater than 1.5 × 1040 ergs s-1, are birthplaces of young populous clusters (YPCs). Although, compared with some other interacting systems, NGC 3256 has...[Show more]
|Collections||ANU Research Publications|
|01_English_Giant_H_II_Regions_in_the_2003.pdf||324.55 kB||Adobe PDF||Request a copy|
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.