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The star formation history of the Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxy


Held, E and Tolstoy, E and Rizzi, L and Cesetti, M and Cole, AA and Battaglia, G and Da Costa, G and Gullieuszik, M and Mateo, M and Olszewski, E and Walker, M, The star formation history of the Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxy, IAU Symposium, 3-8 August 2009, Rio de Janeiro, pp. 353-354. ISBN 9780-521-76484-1 (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/S1743921310003200


We present the first results of a comprehensive HST study of the star-formation history of Fornax dSph, based on WFPC2 imaging of 7 Fornax fields. Our observations reach the oldest main-sequence turnoffs, allowing us to address fundamental questions of dwarf galaxy evolution, such as the spatial variations in the stellar content, and whether the old stellar population is made up of stars formed in a very early burst or the result of a more continuous star formation.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Cosmology and extragalactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Cole, AA (Associate Professor Andrew Cole)
ID Code:66050
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2010-12-17
Last Modified:2015-09-21

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