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Paper: Super Star Clusters and Supergalactic Winds: The Case of M82
Volume: 322, The Formation and Evolution of Massive Young Star Clusters
Page: 191
Authors: Munoz-Tunon, C.; Tenorio-Tagle, G.; Melo, V.; Silich, S.; Maiz-Apellaniz, J.
Abstract: Recent results from Hubble Space Telescope (HST) have resolved starbursts as collections of small young stellar clusters. We have elaborated (Melo et al. 2004) a photometric catalogue of the young stellar clusters in the nuclear starburst of M82, observed with the HST WFPC2 in Hα (F656N) and continuum images. We identify 198 young super stellar clusters. In the catalogue we include relative coordinates, radii, fluxes, luminosities, masses, equivalent widths, and other parameters. The radii range between 3 and 9 pc, with a typical value around 5.39 ± 1.62 pc, and a stellar mass around 3.50 ± 2.58 × 106 MSolar. The high mass distribution, together with mean separation comparable to size, provides strong evidence for the key ingredients postulated by Tenorio-Tagle et al. (2003) as required for the development of a supergalactic wind.
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