Study of star formation in young Magellanic Cloud clusters

Smriti Vats1*, Annapurni Subramaniam2, K. T. Paul1, K. M. Divya1, Smitha Subramanian2
1Department of Physics, Christ University, Bengaluru 560029, India
2Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru 560034, India

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We estimate the duration of star formation in young clusters of the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds (SMC and LMC). It is estimated as the di erence between Post- main sequence (Post-MS) age and Pre- main sequence (PMS) age. The present study aims to determine the PMS ages of clusters by combining the optical and near-IR data. Prelimnary results of this study on 2 clusters in the SMC and clusters in the LMC are presented here.

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Keywords : Galaxy: clusters – star formation