The hot He-burning horizontal-branch (HB) stars and their progeny are most likely dominant ultraviolet (UV) sources in the old stellar population systems such as globular clusters (GCs). Integrated FUV flux can be an age indicator of GCs and allow us to investigate age distributions of GCs within a given galaxy or between galaxies. The unprecedented set of UV photometry for M31 by Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), coupled with most recent detailed population models enable to study detailed global UV properties of M31 GCs.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Aug|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science