12-15 July 2011
Saint George Hotel
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Super star clusters in nearby Luminous Infrared Galaxies

14 Jul 2011, 17:00


Poster Presentation Track D1 - Astrophysics Poster2


Ms Zara Randriamanakoto (University of Cape Town)


Apart from the presence of an active AGN, very young and massive super star clusters (SSCs) are likely to be found in local starbursts and interacting luminous infrared galaxies. SSCs are responsible of a high star formation rate (SFR) of the host galaxy. From an on-going deep NIR AO imaging survey, we were able to observe some SSCs hidden by the dusty central regions. To better understand the formation and the evolution of massive star clusters we derived the K-band SSC luminosity functions (LFs) of our sample.

Consider for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)? No
Level (Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD, other)? PhD
Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)? No

Primary author

Ms Zara Randriamanakoto (University of Cape Town)


Dr Petri Vaisanen (South African Astronomical Observatory)

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