Far-ultraviolet surveys of globular clusters: Searching for the products of stellar collisions and near misses

C. Knigge, D. R. Zurek, M. M. Shara, K. S. Long, R. L. Gilliland, P. A. Charles

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Abstract

Far-ultraviolet (FUV) observations with the Hubble Space Telescope are an excellent way to find and study the hot, blue stellar populations in the cores of globular clusters. These populations include dynamically-formed blue stragglers and interacting binaries (such as cataclysmic variables, i.e. the products of stellar collisions and near misses. Using the cluster 47 Tuc as an example, we show how the combination of FUV imaging and slitless spectroscopy can be used to uncover and study these populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-78
Number of pages2
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
Volume20
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
EventIAU Colloquium 194 - Compact Binaries in the Galaxy and Beyond - La Paz, B.C. Sur, Mexico
Duration: Nov 17 2003Nov 22 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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