S316p.25 — UV-selected Young Massive Star Cluster Populations in Nearby Star-forming Galaxies

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Aug 10th at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM

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Author(s): Linda J Smith1

Institution(s): 1. ESA/Space Telescope Science Institute

The Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey (LEGUS) is an HST Treasury program aimed at the investigation of star-formation and its relationship to environment in nearby galaxies. The results of a UV-selected study of young massive star clusters in a sample of nearby galaxies (< 10 Mpc) using detections based on the WFC3/UVIS F275W filter will be presented. Previous studies have used V or I-band detections and tend to ignore clusters younger than 10 Myr old. This very young population, which represents the most recent cluster-forming event in the LEGUS galaxies will be discussed.

This poster is presented on behalf of the LEGUS team (PI Daniela Calzetti).