The gravitationally lensing clusters A370, A2218, A1689 and Cl0024+1654 were observed with the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) using ISOCAM at 6.7 $\mu$m and 14.3 $\mu$m (hereafter 7 $\mu$m and 15 $\mu$m respectively).
A total of 178 sources were detected in the whole set, 70 of them being cluster objects. The spectral energy distribution of a subset of sources was calculated using GRASIL. The results for the total infrared luminosity and the estimation of the star formation rate are presented for the non stellar objects for which the SED has been determined. The majority of the cluster galaxies in A2218 are best fit by models of quiescent ellipticals. In Cl0024+1654, most of the galaxies lying on the Butcher-Oemler region of the colour-magnitude diagram are best fit by disk galaxies, while those on the main sequence area have in general SEDs corresponding to post-starburst galaxies.
The population of each cluster is compared with the field population, as well as with the population of other clusters. A significant number of Luminous IR Galaxies (LIRGs) is detected in Cl0024+1654, while only one LIRG has been observed in total in A370, A1689, and A2218. This result supports the link between LIRGs in clusters and recent or ongoing cluster merger activity as well as the need for extending the observations to the outer parts of clusters.To search for other articles by the author(s) go to: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html