Swift, UVOT and hot stars

Michael H. Siegel, Caryl A. Gronwall, Lea M.Z. Hagen, Erik A. Hoversten

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Abstract

We present the results of our ongoing investigation into the properties of hot stars and young stellar populations using the Swift/UVOT telescope. We present UVOT photometry of open and globular clusters and show that UVOT is capable of characterizing a variety of rare hot stars, including Post-Asymptotic Giant Branch and Extreme Horizontal Branch Stars. We also present very early reults of our survey of stellar populations in the Small Magellanic Cloud. We find that the SMC has experienced recent bursts of star formation but constraining the exact star formation history will depend on finding an effective model of the reddening within the SMC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number042
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event10th Conference on Swift, SWIFT 2014 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Dec 2 2014Dec 5 2014

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Siegel, M. H., Gronwall, C. A., Hagen, L. M. Z., & Hoversten, E. A. (2014). Swift, UVOT and hot stars. Proceedings of Science, [042].