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The UKIDSS galactic plane survey
'The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com .' Copyright Blackwell Publishing DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13924.x
Flattening and truncation of stellar discs in edge-on spiral galaxies
We analyse the global structure of the old stellar discs in 34 edge-on spiral galaxies. The radial and vertical exponential scale parameters of the discs are obtained by applying an improvedExpand
VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV): The public ESO near-IR variability survey of the Milky Way
Original article can be found at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13841076 Copyright Elsevier B.V.
Star cluster formation and evolution in nearby starburst galaxies – II. Initial conditions
We use the ages, masses and metallicities of the rich young star cluster systems in the nearby starburst galaxies NGC 3310 and NGC 6745 to derive their cluster formation histories and subsequentExpand
The global structure of galactic discs
A statistical study of global galaxy parameters can help to improve our understanding of galaxy formation processes. In this paper we present the analysis of global galaxy parameters based on opticalExpand
Dynamical mass segregation on a very short timescale
We discuss the observations and theory of star cluster formation to argue that clusters form dynamically cool (subvirial) and with substructure. We then perform an ensemble of simulations of cool,Expand
Starbursts – from 30 Doradus to Lyman-break galaxies
Local Starbursts as Benchmarks for Galaxy Evolution.- Local Starbursts in a Cosmological Context.- Starbursts in the Evolving Universe: A Local Perspective.- Are There Local Analogs of Lyman BreakExpand
Reddening, colour and metallicity of the M31 globular cluster system
Using metallicities from the literature, combined with the Revised Bologna Catalogue of photometric data for M31 clusters and cluster candidates [the latter of which is the most comprehensiveExpand
We report the discovery of an X-ray pulsar in the young, massive Galactic star cluster Westerlund 1. We detected a coherent signal from the brightest X-ray source in the cluster, CXOExpand
How well do we know the age and mass distributions of the star cluster system in the Large Magellanic Cloud
The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) star cluster system offers the unique opportunity to independently check the accuracy of age (and the corresponding mass) determinations based on a number ofExpand