RSAA Colloquia / Seminars / Feast-of-Facts: Thursday, 03 May 2018, 11:00-12:00; Duffield Lecture Theatre

Andres Piatti

"The growing number of (new?) star clusters in the Magellanic System"

The adventure of catching up with new stellar clusters in the Magellanic System has been recently fueled from the ongoing relatively deep and extensive photometric surveys. Particularly, the presence of stellar clusters in the periphery of the Magellanic Clouds and beyond is currently an exciting issue. We present here a review of recently discovered stellar clusters in the Magellanic System. Particularly, we focus on the use of a wealth of wide-field high-quality images released in advance to the astronomical community. Additionally, we show the performance of searching techniques for new stellar cluster candidates using suitable kernel density estimators for appropriate ranges of cluster radii and stellar densities.