A Catalog of Bright Star Clusters in the Interacting Galaxy M 51

Abstract

We present a catalog of star clusters with VF555W < 23 mag detected in the interacting spiral galaxy M51 system based on the mosaic images taken with HST ACS by the Hubble Heritage Team. We have selected about 3,600 clusters based on their morphological information through the visual inspection. The final star cluster catalog includes 2,224 clusters that… (More)

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