GTC spectroscopic study of stellar clusters in M81

Dr. Divakara Mayya

Abstract

The nearby spiral galaxy M81 contains a population of 3 kinds of stellar clusters - super star clusters, globular clusters and fuzzy clusters. Over the past few years, we have taken GTC longslit spectra of around 20 of these clusters, with the intention of obtaining their spectroscopic ages. These spectra have allowed us to understand the nature of the brightest globular cluster in this galaxy. In addition, we were able to address the problem of the origin of the fuzzy clusters. In the talk, I will summarize the results we have obtained so far.

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GTC spectroscopic study of stellar clusters in M81
Dr. Divakara Mayya
INAOE
Wednesday January 29, 2014 - 12:30  (Aula)
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