Extragalactic Globular Cluster Systems

Extragalactic Globular Cluster Systems

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Dramatic progress is a trademark of the recent study of globular cluster systems. Considerations about the formation and evolution compose the first chapter, followed by a chapter on young star clusters. Then come four chapters reviewing the globular cluster system of early-type, late-type and dwarf galaxies, as well as of groups of galaxies. One chapter is dedicated to stellar population models and their applications to the field. Finally a chapter reviews the kinematics of galaxies derived from globular cluster systems and another their role in the context of galaxy formation and evolution studies. As a whole, the book gives an up-to-date view of the field at the beginning of the new decade, which will without doubt again bring significant progress in our understanding of globular cluster systems and galaxy formation and evolution.Gretchen L. H. Harris1a#39;2, Doug Geisler3, William E. Harris4a#39;2, James E. Hesser5, Mike Reid1, Margaret Milne1, Scott C. Hulme1, ... 50Ad from the Galactic center, mean that the global properties of this important GCS have been difficult to determine. ... More recently Rejkuba (2001) and Peng (2002) have identified many new globular clusters, bringing the total sample of confirmed globulars to roughly 230.

Title:Extragalactic Globular Cluster Systems
Author:Markus Kissler-Patig
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2003-07-21


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