Studying Resolved Stellar Populations with the James Webb Space Telescope
Publication date: 23 October 2008
Authors: Brown, T., et al.
Journal: JWST White Paper
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be an exciting, highly capable tool, able to make important contributions to studies of stellar populations in nearby galaxies, including our own. JWST observations will contribute to: (1) the study of the star formation histories of nearby galaxies, exploiting the large lever arm provided by visibleinfrared colors; (2) the derivation of the properties of stellar populations from the study of the bright red stellar component out to the Virgo cluster and beyond; and (3) the derivation of the white dwarf cooling sequence age of globular clusters in the Milky Way from the study of deep visible red color magnitude diagrams.Link to publication