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2001A&A...366..498C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 366, 498-507 (2001/2-1)

Star clusters in M 33. IV. A new survey from deep HST images.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have detected 102 star clusters in M 33, from 35 deep Hubble Space Telescope (HST) WFPC2 fields taken from our program and from the HST archive. Twenty-eight fields have V and I band imaging, and an additional seven fields are imaged in a single V filter. Eighty-two of the clusters were previously unknown. Integrated photometry reveals that 25 clusters have (V-I) colors typical of those found in Galactic globular clusters (only ten of these objects were previously known). Our discovery of 15 new globular cluster candidates increases previous estimates of the old cluster population in M 33 by ∼60%. An additional eleven objects (only two were previously known) have colors expected for intermediate age clusters. The new clusters have a range of ages from 6 million years to >15Gyrs, and masses between 102M-106M, although these parameters are estimated from only one color. The number of new clusters detected more than doubles our previous sample (Papers I and II), and extends coverage to older objects and new off-spiral arm locations in M 33. The luminosity function for old M 33 clusters shows a peak at MV~-7.0, nearly half a magnitude fainter than found in the Galactic and M 31 globular cluster populations. The luminosity function for intermediate age objects shows no turnover down to MV~-6.6. We estimate the total number of globular clusters in M 33 to be 75±14. This gives a specific frequency, SN, of 2.07±0.39 - significantly higher than found for other late-type spiral galaxies, but in the range found for ellipticals.Table 2 is only available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp to (, or via

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: individual (M 33) - galaxies: star clusters - galaxies: evolution

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/366/498): table2.dat>

Nomenclature: Table 2: CBF NNN (Nos 61-162) added.

CDS comments: in ref list Holtzman et al 1995PASP.107.1065 instead of 106

Simbad objects: 104

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