The star cluster system in the local group starburst galaxy IC 10.
LIM S. and LEE M.G.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present a survey of star clusters in the halo of IC 10, a starburst galaxy in the Local Group, based on Subaru R-band images and NOAO Local Group Survey UBVRI images. We find five new star clusters. All of these star clusters are located far from the center of IC 10, while previously known star clusters are mostly located in the main body. Interestingly, the distribution of these star clusters shows an asymmetrical structure elongated along the east and southwest directions. We derive UBVRI photometry of 66 star clusters, including these new star clusters, as well as previously known star clusters. Ages of the star clusters are estimated from a comparison of their UBVRI spectral energy distribution with the simple stellar population models. We find that the star clusters in the halo are all older than 1 Gyr, while those in the main body have various ages, from very young (several Myr) to old (> 1 Gyr). The young clusters (< 10 Myr) are mostly located in the Hα emission regions and are concentrated on a small region at 2" in the southeast direction from the galaxy center, while the old clusters are distributed in a wider area than the disk. Intermediate-age clusters (∼100 Myr) are found in two groups. One is close to the location of the young clusters and the other is at ∼ 4" from the location of the young clusters. The latter may be related to past mergers or tidal interaction.
galaxies: individual: IC 10 - galaxies: star clusters: general - galaxies: starburst - Local Group
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