The Anatomy of Starbursts in the Ultraviolet

  • G. R. Meurer
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 171)


We have obtained Hubble Space Telescope ultraviolet (UV; λc = 2320 Å) images of nine starburst galaxies using the FOC, with the aim of characterizing the anatomy of starbursts with ~pc resolution at a wavelength where hot massive stars dominate the luminosity output. The images have been analysed in detail, and full results can be found in Meurer et al. (1995).


  1. Meurer, G.R., Heckman, T.M., Leitherer, C., Kinney, A., Robert, C., and Garnett D.R. (1995) Astron. J., accepted.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. R. Meurer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

Personalised recommendations