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2004A&A...423..427P - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 423, 427-440 (2004/8-4)

Chemical abundances in spiral and irregular galaxies O and N abundances derived from global emission-line spectra.


Abstract (from CDS):

The validity of oxygen and nitrogen abundances derived from the global emission-line spectra of galaxies via the P-method has been investigated using a collection of published spectra of individual HII regions in irregular and spiral galaxies. The conclusion of Kobulnicky et al. (1999ApJ...514..544K) that global emission-line spectra can reliably indicate the chemical properties of galaxies has been confirmed. It has been shown that the comparison of the global spectrum of a galaxy with a collection of spectra of individual HII regions can be used to distinguish high and low metallicity objects and to estimate accurate chemical abundances in a galaxy. The oxygen and nitrogen abundances in samples of UV-selected and normal nearby galaxies have been determined. It has been found that the UV-selected galaxies occupy the same area in the N/O-O/H diagram as individual HII regions in nearby galaxies. Finally, we show that intermediate-redshift galaxies systematically deviate from the metallicity-luminosity trend of local galaxies.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: abundances - galaxies: ISM - galaxies: evolution

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CDS comments: L2-NNNNNN and SA 68-NNNNNN are [MKK97] NNNNNN in Simbad.

Simbad objects: 73

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