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Paper: Star Formation Activity in Galaxies from High-Resolution HST/NICMOS Observations
Volume: 249, The Central Kiloparsec of Starbursts and AGN: the La Palma Connection
Page: 515
Authors: Alonso-Herrero, Almudena
Abstract: The high angular resolution of NICMOS on the HST, together with the reduced extinction at near-infrared wavelengths, allows an unprecedented view of the star formation activity in the centers of galaxies. In this paper I summarize recent results on the star formation activity in different extragalactic environments, such as H ii regions in the central regions of nearby galaxies, and the central regions of two LIRGs: Arp 299 and NGC 1614. I also discuss the properties of the newly discovered populations of stellar clusters and giant H ii regions in LIRGs.
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