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Astronomical Applications Department, U.S. Naval Observatory - thesis
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1 Introduction
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1.1 The Study of Star Formation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1.1.1 Irregular Galaxies and Star Formation . . . . . . . . . . .
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1.1.2 Star Formation Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1.1.3 Current Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1.2 The Subjects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1.2.1 Holmberg II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1.2.2 IC2574 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1.2.3 Sextans A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1.3 The Study of Star Formation with Ultraviolet Data . . . . . . . . 11
1.3.1 Ultraviolet to H Comparison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
1.3.2 Ultraviolet to HI Comparison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
1.4 Observing in the Ultraviolet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
1.4.1 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
1.4.2 The UIT and the ASTRO Missions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
2 Observations and Data Reduction
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2.1 FUV Observations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
2.2 U, B, V, and R Observations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2.3 HI Observations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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