Young Star Clusters in M 31

  • Heather Morrison
  • Nelson Caldwell
  • Paul Harding
  • Jeff Kriessler
  • James A. Rose
  • Ricardo Schiavon
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)

Summary

In our study of M 31’s globular cluster system with MMT/Hectospec, we have obtained high-quality spectra of 85 clusters with ages less than 1 Gyr. With the exception of Hubble V, the young cluster in NGC 205, we find that these young clusters have kinematics and spatial distribution consistent with membership in M 31’s young disk. Preliminary estimates of the cluster masses and structural parameters, using spectroscopically derived ages and HST imaging, confirms earlier suggestions that M 31 has clusters similar to the LMC’s young populous clusters.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Barmby, P. et al. 2000, AJ, 119, 727CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Beasley, M. A. et al. 2004, AJ, 128, 1623CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Burstein, D., et al. 2004, ApJ, 614, 158CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Clark, J. S. et al 2005, A&A, 434, 949CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Cohen, J. G., Matthews, K., & Cameron, P. B. 2005, ApJ, 634, L45CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Fusi Pecci, F. et al. 2005, AJ, 130, 554CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Gordon, K. D., et al. 2006, ApJ, 638, L87CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Hodge, P. W. 1979, AJ, 84, 744CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Hodge, P. W., Mateo, M., Lee, M. G., & Geisler, D. 1987, PASP, 99, 173CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Kharchenko, N. et al. 2005, A&A, 438, 1163CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Kennicutt, R. C., Jr., & Chu, Y.-H. 1988, AJ, 95, 720CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Lamers, H. J. G. L. M. et al. 2005, A&A, 441, 117CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Larsen, S. S. 2002, Extragalactic Star Clusters, IAUS 207, 421ADSGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Leonardi, A. J., & Rose, J. A. 2003, AJ, 126, 1811CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    McLaughlin, D. E., & van der Marel, R. P. 2005, ApJS, 161, 304CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Massey, P. et al. 2006, AJ, 131, 2478CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    van den Bergh, S. 1969, ApJS, 19, 145CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Williams, B. F., & Hodge, P. W. 2001, ApJ, 559, 851CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heather Morrison
    • 1
  • Nelson Caldwell
    • 2
  • Paul Harding
    • 1
  • Jeff Kriessler
    • 1
  • James A. Rose
    • 3
  • Ricardo Schiavon
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of AstronomyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Smithsonian Astrophysical ObservatoryCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  4. 4.Department of AstronomyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

Personalised recommendations