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Spectroscopic observations of a sample of dwarf spiral galaxies. II- Abundance gradients

11/2010;
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT The oxygen gradient of four dS galaxies has been determined using abundances for several HII regions determined with four different methods. The gradient slopes of the three non-barred galaxies in the sample are quite steep, larger than -0.2 dex/kpc, while the gradient of the barred galaxy is shallower, only -0.1 dex/kpc. Although these gradients are quite steep they are real, following all the galaxies the same trend. Moreover, the results obtained here agree with those marked by the late-type, non-dwarf spirals, particularly the relationship between the gradient and the absolute magnitude and the optical size for non-barred galaxies, and the surface density for barred ones. Comment: 26 pages, 10 figures, resubmitted to AJ on August 28th after minor referee suggestions

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