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Paper: Star clusters and Extragalactic Stellar Populations
Volume: 470, 370 Years of Astronomy in Utrecht
Page: 299
Authors: Larsen, S. S.
Abstract: Much of the work on extragalactic star clusters that has been carried out in Utrecht and elsewhere over the past decade has been aimed at constraining the star formation histories of their parent galaxies. Before this ultimate goal can be reached, however, it is necessary to understand the limitations and caveats that apply to this approach. I first briefly review the progress that has been made in this direction in recent years, with emphasis on work done in Utrecht. I will then discuss ongoing efforts to model the integrated light of star clusters at high spectral resolution, with first results from UVES observations of the globular clusters in the Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxy.
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