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The integrated colours of some spiral galaxies

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Abstract

The evolutionary synthesis of integrated colours for the very red spiral galaxies in Schommer and Bothun's (1983) sample has been used to determine their star formation rate which has been proven to be normal for their gas content. However, there is strong evidence that these galaxies are more metal-rich than the majority of spirals.

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Sil'Chenko, O.K. The integrated colours of some spiral galaxies. Astrophys Space Sci 117, 83–87 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00660912

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Keywords

  • Colour
  • Strong Evidence
  • Formation Rate
  • Star Formation
  • Spiral Galaxy