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2006MNRAS.366.1475A - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 366, 1475-1492 (2006/March-2)

Morphology and star formation in nearby low surface brightness galaxies.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present observations (B, R, K, Hα and Hi) of six nearby low surface brightness galaxies (LSBGs). They show an astonishing amount of variety; while some systems appear smooth and featureless, others resolve into loose assemblies of gas clouds. We have derived rotation curves, gas surface density profiles and star formation thresholds for three of the galaxies.

The results have been used to test two ideas describing their star formation: one in which star formation depends solely on the HI gas surface density, and one that depends on differential rotation. We find that a critical HI surface density criterion in the range 2.6-12.6x1020/cm2 (2.1-10.1M/pc2) best describes the star-forming ability of these galaxies on local and global scales. A critical gas surface density based on the rotation of the gas is also able to describe the results on a global scale for two of the three galaxies for which we were able to derive rotation curves.

Abstract Copyright: 2006 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2006 RAS

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: evolution - galaxies: ISM - galaxies: kinematics and dynamics - galaxies: structure

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