Super star clusters in IR-luminous interacting galaxies: The NIR luminosity function

Petri Väisänen*, Zara Randriamanakoto, Stuart Ryder, Seppo Mattila

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Abstract

We present a pilot study of a larger on-going survey to detect SSCs in LIRGs using K-band Adaptive Optics imaging. We show the first significant sample of NIR luminosity functions of extragalactic SSCs, which appear to be significantly shallower than typical power-law slopes determined from optical studies of lower IR-luminosity systems. We also present the first brightest cluster vs. star-formation rate of the host galaxy relation derived in the NIR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStar clusters in the era of large surveys
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of Symposium 5 of JENAM 2010
EditorsAndrâe Moitinho, Joäao Alves
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages251-254
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783642221132
ISBN (Print)9783642221125
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event5th JENAM Symposium: Star Clusters in the Era of Large Surveys, JENAM 2010 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 Sep 201010 Sep 2010

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1570-6591

Conference

Conference5th JENAM Symposium: Star Clusters in the Era of Large Surveys, JENAM 2010
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period9/09/1010/09/10

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