Young star clusters in circumnuclear starburst rings

  title={Young star clusters in circumnuclear starburst rings},
  author={R. Grijs and Chao Ma and S. Jia and L. Ho and P. Anders},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • R. Grijs, Chao Ma, +2 authors P. Anders
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • We analyse the cluster luminosity functions (CLFs) of the youngest star clusters in three galaxies exhibiting prominent circumnuclear starburst rings. We focus specifically on NGC 1512 and NGC 6951, for which we have access to H$\alpha$ data that allow us to unambiguously identify the youngest sample clusters. To place our results on a firm statistical footing, we first explore in detail a number of important technical issues affecting the process from converting the observational data into the… CONTINUE READING
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