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The [Ne III]/[Ne II] line ratio in NGC 253

Devost, Daniel and Brandl, Bernhard R. and Armus, L. and Barry, D. J. and Sloan, G. C. and Charmandaris, Vassilis and Spoon, Henrik and Bernard-Salas, Jeronimo and Houck, James R. (2005) The [Ne III]/[Ne II] line ratio in NGC 253. In: The Spectral Energy Distributions of Gas-Rich Galaxies: Confronting Models with Data; International Workshop. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.761. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 429-432. ISBN 073540246-9.

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We present results of the mapping of the nucleus of the starburst galaxy NGC 253 and its immediate surroundings using the Infrared Spectrograph on board the Spitzer Space Telescope. The map is centered on the nucleus of the galaxy and spans the inner 800 × 688 pc^2. We perform a brief investigation of the implications of these measurement on the properties of the star formation in this region using theories developed to explain the deficiency of massive stars in starbursts.

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Armus, L.0000-0003-3498-2973
Charmandaris, Vassilis0000-0002-2688-1956
Spoon, Henrik0000-0002-8712-369X
Bernard-Salas, Jeronimo0000-0002-8452-8675
Additional Information:©2005 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 11 April 2005. This work is based on observations made with the Spitzer Space Telescope, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology under NASA contract 1407. Support for this work was provided by NASA through Contract Number 1257184 issued by JPL/Caltech. # 98.54.Ep Starburst galaxies and infrared excess galaxies # 98.62.Js Galactic nuclei (including black holes), circumnuclear matter, and bulges # 98.62.Ai Galactic origin, formation, evolution, age, and star formation
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Subject Keywords:galactic nuclei; star formation; infrared spectroscopy
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:761
Classification Code:PACS: # 98.54.Ep # 98.62.Js # 98.62.Ai
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Official Citation:The [Ne III]/[Ne II] line ratio in NGC 253 Daniel Devost, Bernhard R. Brandl, L. Armus, D. J. Barry, G. C. Sloan, Vassilis Charmandaris, Henrik Spoon, Jeronimo Bernard-Salas, and James R. Houck, AIP Conf. Proc. 761, 429 (2005), DOI:10.1063/1.1913960
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Deposited By: George Porter
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