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Star and Globular Cluster Formation in Mergers

  • Uta Fritze
  • V. Alvensleben
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 171)

Abstract

The high burst strengths and star formation efficiencies found with spectrophotmetric and chemical evolutionary synthesis for mergers of gas-rich spirals led us to expect the formation of a secondary population of.globular clusters (GC) with enhanced metallicity (F. — v. A. & Gerhard 1994, A&A 285, 751 u.775). HST imaging of NGC 7252, NGC 4038/39 and NGC 1275 revealed rich populations of bright young star clusters (YSC).

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Uta Fritze
    • 1
  • V. Alvensleben
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitäts-Sternwarte GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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