Honors Program

University Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Beverly Smith

Thesis Professor Department

Physics and Astronomy


In this study we present GALEX UV, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and Spitzer infrared imaging, along with an optical Hα map of the interacting galaxy pair Arp 107. IRAF photometry was used to analyze 29 star forming regions identified in previous work done with Spitzer colors. In this paper further analysis of the clumps of newly formed stars was done by creating Spectral Energy Distribution plots to sort the clumps as quiescent or starbursts. Color - color plots were used to estimate the ages and extinctions of the clumps by comparing magnitudes to stellar population synthesis models. Results seem to agree with previous models, and indicate a sequence of increasing age around the galaxy arm.

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Honors Thesis - Open Access

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