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Published October 15, 1984 | Published
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IUE observations of the clusters of the Magellanic Clouds


IUE observations of 17 clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud are presented. The derived ultraviolet colors become progressively redder as the cluster's classification in the scheme of Searle, Wilkinson, and Bagnuolo increases. With the aid of theoretical models of the integrated light of coeval clusters of varying ages, it is shown that the SWB classification is one of increasing age accompanied by decreasing metallicity toward later SWB classes. The behavior of the UV absorption line features in the integrated light of the LMC clusters supports the contention.

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© American Astronomical Society • Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Received 1984 January 25; accepted 1984 May 2. We are grateful to NASA (grant NAG 5-63) for financial support and to the IUE Observatory staff for helpful advice.

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