AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 81. Extragalactic Star Clusters
Poster, Wednesday, January 8, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[81.06U] The Spatial Distribution of Resolved Young Stars in Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies

K. Murphy, M. M. Crone (Skidmore College)

We present the first results from a survey of the distribution of resolved young stars in Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies. In order to identify the dominant physical processes driving star formation in these puzzling galaxies, we use a multi-scale cluster-finding algorithm to quantify the characteristic scales and properties of star-forming regions, from sizes smaller than 10 pc up to the size of each entire galaxy. This project was partially funded by the Lubin Chair at Skidmore College.

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