We analysed a population of bright-red (BR) stars in the dwarf irregular galaxy Leo A by using multicolour photometry data obtained with the Subaru/Suprime-Cam (B, V, R, I,Hα) and HST/ACS (F475W & F814W) instruments. In order to separate the Milky Way (MW) and Leo A populations of red stars, we developed a photometric method, which enabled us to study the spatial distribution of BR stars within the Leo A galaxy.
We found a significant difference in the scale-length (S-L) of radial distributions of the “young” and “old” red giant branch (RGB) stars – 0′.82 ± 0′.04 and 1′53 ± 0′.03, respectively. Also, we determined the S-L of BR stars of 0′.85 ± 0′.05, which closely matches that of the “young” RGB stars. Additionally, we found a sequence of peculiar RGB stars and 8 dust-enshrouded stars in the Leo A galaxy.