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Multiwavelength Star Formation Indicators: Observations

Schmitt, H. R. and Calzetti, D. and Armus, L. and Giavalisco, M. and Heckman, T. M. and Kennicutt, R. C. and Leitherer, C. and Meurer, G. R. (2006) Multiwavelength Star Formation Indicators: Observations. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 164 (1). pp. 52-80. ISSN 0067-0049. doi:10.1086/501529.

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We present a compilation of multiwavelength data on different star formation indicators for a sample of nearby star forming galaxies. Here we discuss the observations, reductions and measurements of ultraviolet images obtained with STIS on board the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), ground-based Hα, and VLA 8.46 GHz radio images. These observations are complemented with infrared fluxes, as well as large-aperture optical, radio, and ultraviolet data from the literature. This database will be used in a forthcoming paper to compare star formation rates at different wave bands. We also present spectral energy distributions (SEDs) for those galaxies with at least one far-infrared measurements from ISO, longward of 100 μm. These SEDs are divided in two groups, those that are dominated by the far-infrared emission, and those for which the contribution from the far-infrared and optical emission is comparable. These SEDs are useful tools to study the properties of high-redshift galaxies.

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Additional Information:© 2006 American Astronomical Society. Received 2005 May 31; accepted 2005 November 13. Based on observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under NASA contract NAS5-26555. Based on observations obtained with the Apache Point Observatory 3.5 m telescope, which is owned and operated by the Astrophysical Research Consortium. This work was partially supported by the NASA grants HST-GO- 8721 and NAG5-8426. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation, operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc. This research made use of the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED), which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, under contract with NASA. We also used the Digitized Sky Survey, which was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under US government grant NAGW-2166. H. R. S. would like to acknowledge the NRAO Jansky Fellowship program for support during most of the stages of this project. H. R. S. would also like to thank the Spitzer Science Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute visitor programs for their support. UV observations were obtained with the NASA/ ESA Hubble Space Telescope at the Space Telescope Science Institute, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under NASA contract NAS5-26555. Basic research at the US Naval Research Laboratory is supported by the Office of Naval Research. We would like to thank the referee for comments that helped us improve this paper.
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Subject Keywords:galaxies: evolution; galaxies: starburst; infrared: galaxies; radio continuum: galaxies; stars: formation; ultraviolet: galaxies
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Official Citation:Multiwavelength Star Formation Indicators: Observations H. R. Schmitt et al. 2006 ApJS 164 52
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