English, Jayanne; Freeman, Kenneth
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]
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