Star formation in cooling flows is usually found to have an initial mass function deficient in massive stars, but the center of the cooling flow in Hydra A has been shown to contain a significant number of early type stars. Here we use UV-spectra obtained with the IUE satellite together with ground based data to constrain the nature of this young population. The data is compatible with a burst of star formation with a Salpeter-like initial mass function, a burst age of about 410(7) yr, and a total mass approximate to 10(8) M..
|Journal||Astrophysics and Space Science|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|