EMERGING MASSIVE STAR CLUSTERS REVEALED: HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGING OF NGC 4449 FROM THE RADIO TO THE ULTRAVIOLET

@article{Reines2008EMERGINGMS,
  title={EMERGING MASSIVE STAR CLUSTERS REVEALED: HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGING OF NGC 4449 FROM THE RADIO TO THE ULTRAVIOLET},
  author={Amy E. Reines and Kelsey E. Johnson and W. M. Goss},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={135},
  pages={2222 - 2239}
}
We present a multi-wavelength study of embedded massive clusters in the nearby (3.9 Mpc) starburst galaxy NGC 4449 in an effort to uncover the earliest phases of massive cluster evolution. By combining high-resolution imaging from the radio to the ultraviolet, we reveal these clusters to be in the process of emerging from their gaseous and dusty birth cocoons. We use Very Large Array (VLA) observations at centimeter wavelengths to identify young clusters surrounded by ultra-dense H ii regions… 

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