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2012AJ....144..191W Age and Mass Studies for Young Star Clusters in M31 from SEDS-FIT Wang, Song; Ma, Jun; Fan, Zhou; Wu, Zhenyu; Zhang, Tianmeng; Zou, Hu; Zhou, Xu Abstract. In this paper, we present photometry for young star clusters in M31, which are selected from Caldwell et al. These star clusters have been observed as part of the Beijing-Arizona-Taiwan-Connecticut (BATC) Multicolor Sky Survey from 1995 February to 2008 March. The BATC images including these star clusters are taken with 15 intermediate-band filters covering 3000-10000 A. Combined with photometry in the GALEX far- and near-ultraviolet, broadband UBV RI, SDSS ugriz, and infrared JHK_s_ of Two Micron All Sky Survey, we obtain their accurate spectral energy distributions (SEDs) from 1538 to 20000 A. We derive these star clusters' ages and masses by comparing their SEDs with stellar population synthesis models. Our results are in good agreement with previous determinations. The mean value of age and mass of young clusters (<2 Gyr) is about 385 Myr and 2 x 10^4^ M_sun_, respectively. There are two distinct peaks in the age distribution, a highest peak at age ~60 Myr and a secondary peak around 250 Myr, while the mass distribution shows a single peak around 10^4^ M_sun_. A few young star clusters have two-body relaxation times greater than their ages, indicating that those clusters have not been well dynamically relaxed and therefore have not established the thermal equilibrium. There are several regions showing aggregations of young star clusters around the 10 kpc ring and the outer ring, indicating that the distribution of the young star clusters is well correlated with M31's star-forming regions. The young massive star clusters (age <=100 Myr and mass >=10^4^ M_sun_) show apparent concentration around the ring splitting region, suggesting a recent passage of a satellite galaxy (M32) through M31 disk. Key words: galaxies: individual: M31, galaxies: star clusters: general, galaxies: stellar content
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