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1999AJ....118..549D - Astron. J., 118, 549-557 (1999/July-0)

The BHK color diagram: a tool to study young stellar populations.


Abstract (from CDS):

A new method to derive age differences between the various super-star-clusters observed in starburst galaxies using the two-color diagram B-H versus H-K is presented. This method offers a quick and easy way to differentiate very young and intermediate-age stellar populations even if data on extinction are unavailable. In this case, discrimination of regions younger and older than 4 Myr is feasible. With the availability of data on extinction, the time resolution can be improved significantly. The application of the method to the starbursting system Arp 299 is presented. The validity of the method is confirmed by comparing the equivalent width of the Hα line with the chronological map of the northern part of NGC 3690.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: individual (NGC 3690) - Galaxies: Interactions - Galaxies: Photometry - Galaxies: Starburst - Stars: Formation

Status at CDS:  

CDS comments: Fig. 4 and 6 : objects A,B1,B2,C are [GSW83].

Simbad objects: 11

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