Massive star formation in local luminous infrared galaxies

Almudena Alonso-Herrero, Tanio Díaz-Santos, Macarena García-Marín, Luis Colina, Santiago Arribas, George H. Rieke

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Luminous infrared galaxies (LIRGs) provide insights into star formation (SF) and nuclear activity (AGN) under extreme conditions. We are carrying out a multiwavelength (X-rays, ultraviolet through mid-infrared, and radio) program to obtain high angular resolution observations of a volume-limited sample of local LIRGs. The typical distances to these LIRGs (D = 35-75 Mpc) allow us to identify star clusters and H II regions on scales of tens to hundreds of parsecs.We present here recent results on properties of the massive star-forming regions and star clusters in two LIRGs in our sample, Arp 299 and NGC7469.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-336
Number of pages4
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 2009


  • Galaxies: star clusters
  • H II regions
  • Infrared: galaxies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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