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2001A&A...374..412P - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 374, 412-420 (2001/8-1)

Oxygen abundances in dwarf irregular galaxies and the metallicity-luminosity relationship.


Abstract (from CDS):

The low-luminosity dwarf irregular galaxies are considered. The oxygen abundances in Hii regions of dwarf irregular galaxies were recalculated from published spectra through the recently suggested P-method. It has been found that the metallicity of low-luminosity dwarf irregular galaxies, with a few exceptions, correlates well with galaxy luminosity. The dispersion of oxygen abundances around the metallicity-luminosity relationship increases with decreasing galaxy luminosity, as was found by Richer & McCall (1995ApJ...445..642R). The absence of a relationship between the oxygen abundance and the absolute magnitude in the blue band for irregular galaxies obtained by Hidalgo-Gamez & Olofsson (1998A&A...334...45H) can be explained by the large uncertainties in the oxygen abundances derived through the Te-method, that in turn can be explained by the large uncertainties in the measurements of the strengths of the weak oxygen line [OIII] λ4363 used in the Te-method.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: abundances - galaxies: ISM - galaxies: irregular - galaxies: individual: NGC 6822

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