A hubble view of star forming regions in the magellanic clouds

Dimitrios A. Gouliermis, Thomas Henning, Wolfgang Brandner, Michael R. Rosa, Andrew E. Dolphin, Markus Schmalzl, Eva Hennekemper, Hans Zinnecker, Nino Panagia, You Hua Chu, Bernhard Brandl, Sascha P. Quanz, Massimo Robberto, Guido De Marchi, Robert A. Gruendl, Martino Romaniello

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The Magellanic Clouds (MCs) offer an outstanding variety of young stellar associations, in which large samples of low-mass stars (with M  1 M currently in the act of formation can be resolved and explored in detail only with the Hubble Space Telescope. These pre-main sequence (PMS) stars provide a unique snapshot of the star formation process, as it is being recorded for the last 20 Myr, and they give important information on the low-mass Initial Mass Function (IMF) of their host environments. We present the latest results from observations with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) of such star-forming regions in the MCs, and discuss the importance of Hubble for a comprehensive understanding of the most recent low-mass star formation and the low-mass IMF in the MCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Issue number202479
StatePublished - 2010
Event41st Symposium of the European Space Agency : The Impact of HST on European Astronomy, 2007 - Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: May 29 2007Jun 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Spectroscopy
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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