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Internal Dust Correction Factors for Star Formation Rates Derived for Dusty HII Regions and Starburst Galaxies

Dopita, Michael; Groves, Brent Allan; Sutherland, Ralph; Kewley, Lisa J

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Star formation rates in galaxies are frequently estimated using the Balmer line fluxes of their H II regions. However, these can be systematically underestimated because dust competes for the absorption of Lyman continuum photons in the ionized gas. This

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/86841
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1086/345448

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