Photoionization of the diffuse interstellar gas in spirals by Lyman photons escaping from H II regions

A. Zurita*, J. E. Beckman, M. Rozas, S. Ryder

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Abstract

The existence of an extended component of diffuse ionized gas (DIG) is a well-known property of spiral galaxies. The integrated Hα luminosity of the DIG is very high (accounting for ∼ 50% of the total Hα emission in a galaxy), which makes it important to understand the origin of this diffuse component.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIonized Gaseous Nebulae
EditorsW. J. Henney, J. Franco, M. Martos, M. Peña
PublisherInstituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Pages261
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventIonized Gaseous Nebulae, a Conference to Celebrate the 60th Birthdays of Silvia Torres-Peimbert and Manuel Peimbert - Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 21 Nov 200024 Nov 2000

Publication series

NameRevista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica
PublisherUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Volume12
ISSN (Print)0185-1101

Conference

ConferenceIonized Gaseous Nebulae, a Conference to Celebrate the 60th Birthdays of Silvia Torres-Peimbert and Manuel Peimbert
CountryMexico
CityMexico City
Period21/11/0024/11/00

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Zurita, A., Beckman, J. E., Rozas, M., & Ryder, S. (2002). Photoionization of the diffuse interstellar gas in spirals by Lyman photons escaping from H II regions. In W. J. Henney, J. Franco, M. Martos, & M. Peña (Eds.), Ionized Gaseous Nebulae (pp. 261). (Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica; Vol. 12). Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.