The grey extinction curve in NGC 3603

Xiaoying Pang, Anna Pasquali, Eva K. Grebel

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We use photometry in the F220W, F250W, F330W, F435W filters from the High Resolution Channel of the Advanced Camera for Surveys and photometry in the F555W, F675W, and F814W filters from the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 aboard the Hubble Space Telescope to derive individual stellar reddenings and extinctions for member stars in the HD 97950 cluster in the giant H ii region NGC 3603. Within the standard deviation associated with E(λ-F555W)/E(F435W-F555W) in each filter, the cluster extinction curve at ultraviolet wavelengths tends to be greyer than the average Galactic extinction laws from Cardelli et al. (1989) and Fitzpatrick et al. (1999). It is closer to the extinction law derived by Calzetti et al. (2000) for starburst galaxies, where the 0.2175 μm bump is absent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-244
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • extinction
  • reddening
  • star cluster


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