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Giant H II Regions in the Merging System NGC 3256: Are they the birthplaces of globular clusters?

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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomical Journal
DOI: 10.1086/367915


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