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Mapping Stellar Evolution in the Wake of Density Waves in Ring Galaxies

  • P. N. Appleton
  • C. Struck-Marcell
  • M. A. Bransford
  • V. Charmandaris
  • A. P. Marston
  • K. Borne
  • R. Lucas
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 171)

Abstract

We have been conducting multi-color observations of a sample of classical ring galaxies with the aim of using them to study the formation and evolution of massive stars. We compare theoretical predictions for the expected color of the material inside the rings assuming that massive stars are created in the wake of the expanding wave. We present ground based data for VIIZw466 and HST data for IIZw28 and the Cartwheel which show strong color gradients.

References

  1. 1.
    Appleton, P. N. and Struck-Marcell, C. (1995), Collisonal Ring Galaxies, Fundamentals in Cosmic Physics, In PressGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. N. Appleton
    • 1
  • C. Struck-Marcell
    • 1
  • M. A. Bransford
    • 1
  • V. Charmandaris
    • 1
  • A. P. Marston
    • 2
  • K. Borne
    • 3
  • R. Lucas
    • 3
  1. 1.Space Telescope Science InstituteBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Iowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  3. 3.Drake UniversityDes MoinesUSA

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