Accurate Stellar Population Studies from Multiband Photometric Observations
Kirshner, Robert P.
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CitationRomaniello, Martino, Nino Panagia, Salvatore Scuderi, and Robert P. Kirshner. 2002. “Accurate Stellar Population Studies from Multiband Photometric Observations.” The Astronomical Journal 123 (2): 915–40. https://doi.org/10.1086/338430.
AbstractWe present a new technique based on multiband near-ultraviolet and optical photometry to measure both the stellar intrinsic properties, i.e., luminosity and effective temperature, and the interstellar dust extinction along the line of sight to hundreds of stars per square arcminute. The yield is twofold. On the one hand, the resulting reddening map has a very high spatial resolution, of the order of a few arcseconds, and can be quite effectively used in regions where the interstellar material is patchy, thus producing considerable differential extinction on small angular scales. On the other hand, combining the photometric information over a wide baseline in wavelength provides an accurate determination of temperature and luminosity for thousands of stars. As a test case, we present the results for the region around SN 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud imaged with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on board the Hubble Space Telescope.
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