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GALEX Ultraviolet Observations of Globular Clusters in Nearby Galaxies

  • Soo-Chang Rey (a1), Sangmo T. Sohn (a2), R. Michael Rich (a3), Suk-Jin Yoon (a2), Chul Chung (a2), Sukyoung K. Yi (a2) and Young-Wook Lee (a2)...

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The hot He-burning horizontal-branch (HB) stars and their progeny are most likely dominant ultraviolet (UV) sources in the old stellar population systems such as globular clusters (GCs). Integrated FUV flux can be an age indicator of GCs and allow us to investigate age distributions of GCs within a given galaxy or between galaxies. The unprecedented set of UV photometry for M31 by Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), coupled with most recent detailed population models enable to study detailed global UV properties of M31 GCs.

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Rey, S.-C. 2006, ApJS, in print
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