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Star Cluster Population of the Interacting Galaxy System M51
Narae Hwang and Myung Gyoon Lee

We present a study of star cluster population of the interacting galaxy system M51 based on HST ACS BVI mosaic images taken by the Hubble Heritage Team to commemorate the HST's 15th anniversary. We have found and classified star clusters in M51 using SExtractor and visual inspection. We have derived the photometry, size, and age of the clusters. It is found that the companion SB0 galaxy NGC 5195 harbors about 50 faint fuzzy clusters. We will present the photometric and physical properties of the star clusters in M51 as well as their spatial distribution.

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