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2006MNRAS.365..454H - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 365, 454-468 (2006/January-2)

The impact of the visibility of the [OIII]λ4363 line on the general properties of HII galaxies in the Local Universe.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present a statistical study of a very large sample of HII galaxies taken from the literature. We focus on the differences in several properties between galaxies that show the auroral line [OIII]λ4363 and those that do not present this feature in their spectra. It turns out that objects without this auroral line are more luminous, are more metal-rich and present a lower ionization degree. The underlying population is found to be much more important for objects without the [OIII]λ4363 line, and the effective temperature of the ionizing star clusters of galaxies not showing the auroral line is probably lower. We also study the subsample of HII galaxies whose properties most closely resemble the properties of the intermediate-redshift population of luminous compact blue galaxies (LCBGs). The objects from this subsample are more similar to the objects not showing the [OIII]λ4363 line. It might therefore be expected that the intermediate-redshift population of LCBGs is powered by very massive, yet somewhat aged, star clusters. The oxygen abundance of LCBGs would be greater than the average oxygen abundance of local HII galaxies.

Abstract Copyright: 2005 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2005 RAS

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: abundances - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: starburst - galaxies: stellar content

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/MNRAS/365/454): table1.dat refs.dat>

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