description of class 6.1 nearby galxies WUPPE PROGRAM CLASS 6.1

NEARBY GALAXIES

Targets Observed:
NGC330
Sk-69 117


UW Astronomer: A. Weitenbeck

During the ASTRO-2 mission several observations of galaxies in the Local Group were scheduled by UIT to identify and categorize hot stars in them. During these observations WUPPE (and HUT) generally tried to point to a chosen star to obtain an observation (spectroscopy and polarimetry) of that star alone.
For only two pointings was there a target in the field bright enough to be useful for polarimetry. WUPPE did observe the cluster NGC330 in the SMC, and a star in the LMC. These are being analyzed as part of the Magellanic Clouds segment of the WUPPE ISM program.