SCYON Abstract

Received on July 23 2001

NGC 3603 -- a Local Template for Massive Young Clusters

AuthorsB. Brandl1, W. Brandner2, F. Eisenhauer3, A.F.J. Moffat4, F. Palla5, and H. Zinnecker6
Affiliation1Center for Radio Astronomy and Space Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, US,
2European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, D-85748 Garching bei München, Germany,
3Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstrasse, D-85741 Garching, Germany,
4Départment de physique, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada,
5Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Largo E.Fermi 5, I-50125 Firenze, Italy, and
6Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, D-14482 Potsdam, Germany
To appear inthe Proceedings of IAU Symposium 207 ``Extragalactic Star Clusters'', eds. E. Grebel, D. Geisler and D. Minitti
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We present a study of the star cluster associated with the massive Galactic HII region NGC 3603 based on near-IR broad-- and narrowband observations taken with ISAAC/VLT under excellent seeing conditions < 0.4''. We discuss color-color diagrams and address the impact of the high UV flux on the disk evolution of the low-mass stars.