NGC 4214: Cluster Properties Derived from Multi-band Photometry

Úbeda, L.; Maíz-Apellániz, J.; MacKenty, J. W.
New Quests in Stellar Astrophysics. II. Ultraviolet Properties of Evolved Stellar Populations, Proceedings of the International Conference held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, April 16-20, 2007. Eds.: M. Chavez, E. Bertone, D. Rosa-Gonzalez, and L. H. Rodriguez-Merino, Springer, p. 157-161


We present the results of a detailed UV-optical study of some of the stellar clusters in the nearby dwarf starburst galaxy NGC 4214 using multifilter HST/WFPC2+STIS photometry. The data show the existence of both young and old stellar populations that can be resolved at the distance of NGC 4214 (2.94 Mpc). We detected a number of massive clusters and associations with ages between a few and 200 million years and we derived their physical properties by comparing our photometry with low metallicity starburst99 cluster models.