The Young Cluster Population of M82 Region B

@article{Smith2007TheYC,
  title={The Young Cluster Population of M82 Region B},
  author={L. Smith and N. Bastian and I. Konstantopoulos and J. Gallagher and M. Gieles and R. Grijs and S. Larsen and R. O'Connell and M. Westmoquette},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={667}
}
  • L. Smith, N. Bastian, +6 authors M. Westmoquette
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We present observations obtained with the Advanced Camera for Surveys on board the Hubble Space Telescope of the "fossil" starburst region B in the nearby starburst galaxy M82. By comparing UBVI photometry with models, we derive ages and extinctions for 35 U-band-selected star clusters. We find that the peak epoch of cluster formation occurred ~150 Myr ago, in contrast to earlier work that found a peak formation age of 1.1 Gyr. The difference is most likely due to our inclusion of U-band data… CONTINUE READING

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