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1995A&A...300...58F - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 300, 58-64 (1995/8-1)

Globular clusters in mergers.


Abstract (from CDS):

From spectrophotometric and chemical evolutionary modelling of interacting and merging galaxies we predict abundances of burst stars and of globular clusters (GCs) that may be formed in strong bursts. Observations of young GCs in merger remnants confirm the predicted metallicities. We investigate their formation as a result of a strong star burst with a high star formation efficiency over a large volume of the merger remnant. The evolution of GCs of various metallicities in terms of broad band colours and stellar metal indices are modeled. Comparing our results to the V-I, Mgb and Fe5270 observations of GCs in NGC 7252 largely removes the age - metallicity degeneracy and allows for accurate age dating as well as for estimating the effects of self - enrichment.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: interactions - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: abundances - galaxies: star clusters - stars: formation

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