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Stellar population in star formation regions of galaxies

Authors
  • Gusev, Alexander S.
  • Shimanovskaya, Elena V.
  • Shatsky, Nikolai I.
  • Sakhibov, Firouz
  • Piskunov, Anatoly E.
  • Kharchenko, Nina V.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Open Astronomy
Publisher
Sciendo
Publication Date
May 31, 2018
Volume
27
Issue
1
Pages
98–111
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/astro-2018-0004
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

We developed techniques for searching young unresolved star groupings (clusters, associations, and their complexes) and of estimating their physical parameters. Our study is based on spectroscopic, spectrophotometric, and UBVRI photometric observations of 19 spiral galaxies. In the studied galaxies, we found 1510 objects younger than 10 Myr and present their catalogue. Having combined photometric and spectroscopic data, we derived extinctions, chemical abundances, sizes, ages, and masses of these groupings. We discuss separately the specific cases, when the gas extinction does not agree with the interstellar one. We assume that this is due to spatial offset of Hii clouds with respect to the related stellar population.We developed a method to estimate age of stellar population of the studied complexes using their morphology and the relation with associated H emission region. In result we obtained the estimates of chemical abundances for 80, masses for 63, and ages for 57 young objects observed in seven galaxies.

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