UCM1612+1308: A newly identified Blue Compact Galaxy



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Rego Fernández, Manuel and Cordero Gracía, M. and Gallego Maestro, Jesús and Zamorano Calvo, Jaime (1998) UCM1612+1308: A newly identified Blue Compact Galaxy. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 330 (2). pp. 435-442. ISSN 0004-6361

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Official URL: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1998A%26A...330..435R


UCM1612+1308 is a new emission-line galaxy identified in the context of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) survey. This object was classified as Blue Compact Galaxy (BCG) from photometric data. A detailed spectroscopic study from new optical observations is presented now. The physical conditions and chemical composition are derived. The ionic abundances yield to a metallicity of 0.23±0.01Z_⊙ and a very low nitrogen to oxygen abundances ratio, log (N/O)= -1.74±0.07, supporting a primary nucleosynthesis origin for the nitrogen. The same value has been obtained for the sulfur to oxygen ratio. The comparison of the helium abundance with the oxygen and nitrogen abundances evidences a quickly enrichment of oxygen produced by massive stars. The ionizing cluster has been analyzed yielding a relatively low ionization parameter, log bar Ū=-3, total number of stars, log N^* = 6.18, stellar mass, log M^* = 5.71 M_⊙, and gas mass log M_g = 7.42M_⊙. A lower limit of the dust mass, log M_dust = 5.65M_⊙, has been obtained from the IRAS fluxes. The observed data and derived parameters, when interpreted with the evolutionary synthesis models by Leitherer & Heckman (1995), point out to an instantaneous burst with an age of log t= 6.7yr.

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Based on observations made with the Isaac Newton Telescope operated on the island of La Palma by the Royal Greenwich Observatory in the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos of the Instituto Astrofísica. This research has been support in part by the grant No. PB96-0645 from the Spanish Programa Sectorial de Promoción General del Conocimiento.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Emission-line galaxies; H-II regions; De-Madrid list; Star-formation; Irregular galaxies; Iras observations; Seyfert-1 galaxy; Gaseous nebulae; HII-regions; Abundances
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Sciences > Physics > Astronomy
ID Code:34350
Deposited On:18 Nov 2015 15:51
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